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Wake Deputies Find Truck Carrying More Than Ton Of Marijuana

Posted June 14, 2006 7:55 a.m. EDT

— Wake County sheriff's deputies found an abandoned tractor-trailer full of more than a ton of marijuana Wednesday morning.

Officials said that early Wednesday morning deputies saw a truck that was abandoned in the Triangle Shopping Center in Zebulon. The truck's engine was running, the lights were on and the keys were in the truck.

Deputies brought a drug-detecting dog to the scene and the dog indicated that drugs were in the truck.

Inside, deputies found 2,300 pounds of marijuana and 25 pounds of cocaine valued at $1,840,000 and $220,000, respectively.

Deputies are continuing to investigate the incident and are trying to find the owner of the truck.

At this time, there are no suspects.

The truck was a light blue Kenworth 18-wheeler with an aluminum trailer with a Texas license plate.