Dept. of Ag: Watermelon, Cantaloupe Used to Hide Marijuana
A Lakeland trucker who failed to stop at an inspection station was arrested over the weekend for using watermelon and cantaloupe to conceal 50 pounds of marijuana, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services reported on Monday.
Gabriel Murillo was charged with trafficking marijuana over 25 pounds, failure to stop for an inspection, and driving while license is suspended, according to a release from the Department of Agriculture.
Murillo, driving a vehicle with fruit visible, was stopped on Interstate 10 by Officer James Fletcher after the trucker allegedly failed to stop at an Agriculture Interdiction Station in Suwannee County.
Escorted back to the inspection station, officers discovered marijuana in clear bags among the fruit, the release stated.