Stolen motorcycle leads California police to $500K pot stash

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Posted at 11:18 AM, Jun 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-15 14:18:14-04

VENTURA, Calif. — (AP) — Police in California have arrested three people after a stolen motorcycle led authorities to marijuana with an estimated street value of more than $500,000.

The Ventura County Star reported the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office detective discovered 40 pounds of marijuana in an Oxnard hotel.

Police arrested Wendy Gibson-Mills, John Wells, and Joshua Posey, all of West Virginia. Police identified a stolen motorcycle in the rear of a pickup truck carrying the three.

Police say they found a loaded handgun and cash in the truck and a large amount of marijuana and signs of drug sales in their hotel room.