February 28, 2015
SANDY, Utah (AP) - A stash of grass can take the place of a lot
of gas, but it won't do anything for mileage.
A Utah man took his newly acquired used SUV to a mechanic to
find out why the gas gauge always read half-full.
The mechanic in Sandy looked inside the gas tank and found about
35 pounds of marijuana in plastic-wrap packages that filled about
half of the tank's volume.
Police estimate the pot is worth about $35,000.
The Nissan Armada has had several different owners and was once
a rental car.
Sandy police are trying to figure out who stashed the pot but
say the current owner is not a suspect.
Investigators in the town south of Salt Lake City say the drug
packs could have been in the tank for months.
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