Authorities found $840,000 worth of marijuana in a drug bust in Memphis, Tennessee.
Photo: Fox13Memphis.com
Photo: Fox13Memphis.com

Semitruck hauling washing machines busted with nearly $1 million in drugs

The bust happened on Sunday night when an officer stopped the semitruck for a traffic violation.

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A K-9 officer alerted authorities when sniffing the vehicle, indicating narcotics were inside. Investigators opened the back of the semi and saw that it was full of washing machines.

Five large duffel bags were also located. Officers opened the bags and discovered that they were stuffed with 280 pounds of marijuana. The drugs had an estimated street value of $840,000.

Corey Dajuan Walden, 31, and Jonathan Tarell Carter, 43, were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver. Carter is also charged with failure to exercise due care.

The bust was a coordinated effort between members of the Multi-Agency Gang Unit, the West Tennessee Drug Task Force, Tennessee Highway Patrol and others.

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