Truck driver busted with over 1,000 pounds of marijuana

Posted on Jun 23, 2010 in Drugs

Over the weekend, truck driver Nick Housinger was driving on I-12 and was pulled over by a state trooper for following his vehicle too closely.  After showing signs of nervousness, and inconsistencies with his travel agendas, the officer decided to search the truck for contraband.   Upon looking through the truck, officers found a hidden compartment, which contained 78 packages of marijuana wrapped up together.  The total weight of the 78 bundles exceeded 1,000 pounds, which is nearly $800,000 in street value.  Housinger was booked for following too close, and possession with the intent to distribute at the St. Tammany Parish Jail.

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