Hauling more than just peppers

January 27, 2009 6:55:47 AM PST
It's some hot stuff -- and it's not the just peppers.

Authorities in Mississippi report finding a load of pot in a tractor-trailer rig hauling peppers and celery.

The bust came at an inspection station on I-55 in DeSoto County.

Officers became suspicious because the tractor's license plate was in the front window instead of being attached to the truck.

Authorities say they found 22 large bundles of the illegal weed in the load of hot peppers.

The value of the pot is put at about $460,000.

The driver was arrested.

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