11. Drunk Driver Leads LAPD to 3,000 Pounds of Weed
Date: July 2010
Following a drunk driver led the LAPD to a pot of gold—3,000 pounds of marijuana. After spotting a reckless driver, officers attempted to make a simple traffic stop quickly became a full-blown chase. Three people were eventually arrested in Commerce, one of them for DUI. However, police noticed a their clothes were covered in something that wasn't alcohol; it was an "oily" substance that was also found inside of the vehicle. That's where they found several packages of marijuana which was also coated in oil. They were led to a tank car 30,000-gallon tank car where another 38 packages of marijuana were removed and there were at least another 40 inside. Police thought they were getting a drunken idiot off the street, which they did, but they also came across a marijuana jackpot.