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Truckee Continues as Hot Spot for Transportation Arrests

The Truckee CHP and Police Department have been busy with a number of arrests involving the transportation of marijuana for sale. The most recent a relatively small amount compared to two relatively larger busts in the last week. Monday afternoon and CHP officer on patrol on I 80 saw a driver without a seat belt. Officer Peter Mann says the sergeant initiated a traffic stop.

Click here to listen to CHP Officer Peter Mann

Fifteen pounds is not much when compared to an arrest made Saturday afternoon when an officer working speed detail on I80 in Central Truckee spotted a vehicle pulling a trailer going a bit too fast.

Click here to listen to CHP Officer Peter Mann

The search of the trailer producing a large amount of marijuana.

Click here to listen to CHP Officer Peter Mann

The marijuana hidden between the outer wall and the inner wall of the trailer. A loose piece of plywood allowed for the officer to see a portion of the marijuana.

Last Thursday, Truckee PD also made an arrest following a vehicle stop with almost 150 pounds of marijuana packaged for sale hidden in the vehicle.
I80 is a corridor from California to points east and is used by drug traffickers to transport illegal drugs out of California to other parts of the country.

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