NORCROSS, Ga. (AP) — A Connecticut man died while unloading $12 million worth of marijuana in suburban Atlanta and police said Wednesday no foul play was suspected.
Gwinnett County police said in a statement that officers on Monday responded to a call of a man slumped over near a white van and a tractor trailer.
Officers found 31-year-old Johnny Taylor of Bridgeport, Connecticut, dead and kneeling on the ground with his head on the step of the van’s side door. Police say his body showed no signs of trauma and that it appears he died of natural causes.
Police say that once Taylor’s body was removed, officers found bags of marijuana inside a box in the van and saw similar boxes in the truck. It was not immediately clear from which vehicle Taylor was unloading.
Officers got a warrant and seized several hundred pounds of marijuana with a street value of about $12 million.
Police say security video footage shows a man dropping off the tractor trailer around 9:30 p.m. Sunday and then leaving in a car. Shortly after the tractor trailer is dropped off, the white van is seen pulling up and parking next to the tractor trailer.
Police Cpl. Michele Pihera said in an email Wednesday that the officers at the scene viewed the security video, but investigators didn’t have it yet so the identity of the man or men in the video wasn’t clear.
Investigators are asking anyone who knows anything about the case to come forward.
This story has been corrected to show that it’s not clear where the deceased was unloading marijuana from.
Florida’s Largest Police Force Stops Detaining People Over Pot Smell
Beyond the Streets: Cannabis Isn’t the Only Counter Culture en Vogue
What’s in Your Stash? Sharon Letts, Producer, and Writer
Daniel Sloss: Sometimes They’re More Than Just Jokes
Two Plead Guilty to Using United States Postal Service to Traffic Marijuana
Raid of Massive Illegal Cannabis Grow Site in California Took Four Days to Complete
Does Feeding the Endocannabinoid System Make Us Healthier?
What Was Said at Today’s Congressional Hearing on Federal Marijuana Law Reform
News6 days ago
Someone Planted 34 Cannabis Plants in the Vermont Statehouse Flower Beds
Health3 days ago
Cannabis and Mental Health: Bipolar Disorder
News4 days ago
Notorious Drug Kingpin ‘El Chapo’ Sentenced to Life in Prison
Culture6 days ago
What’s in Your Stash? Autumn Saylor, Stay-at-Home Mom, Treating PTSD With Cannabis
Entertainment7 days ago
Recreational Cannabis Comes to Northern Nights Music Festival
Sponsored4 days ago
I Take CBD Oil. Will I Pass a Drug Test?
News4 days ago
West Hollywood Set To Get “First of Its Kind” Cannabis Café
News3 days ago
Federal Agents Question Missouri Officials Over Medical Marijuana Program