Officials: Kentucky suspects try to transport 18,000 lbs. of marijuana

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PAWHUSKA, Okla. — (WBKO) -- The Pawhuska Police Department in Tulsa is investigating after thousands of pounds of marijuana was found in a semi truck on Wednesday.

Officers said they pulled over the driver for running a red light. Officials say when they pulled over the truck they found 18,000 pounds of marijuana.

The suspects inside the truck told officers that they were transporting industrial hemp. Officers got permission to search the truck, and field-tested the products, which tested positive for marijuana.

Officials say when they asked for proper documents the suspects could not provide them.

Four people were taken into custody on counts of aggravated trafficking.

The men were believed to be traveling from Kentucky to Colorado.

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