Auto Accident Turns Interstate 10 Near Banning Into a Marijuana Wonderland

Drivers on Interstate 10 near Banning got a pungent surprise Thursday when a truck carrying two large barrels of marijuana slammed into a big rig, sending weed flying across traffic lanes.

The pot was not legal and the driver fled the scene on foot, leaving his loot behind. Most of it scattered and disintegrated in the rain, preventing CHP officers from even booking it into evidence.

Authorities were still trying to locate the driver of the Chevy pickup truck as of Friday. The accident occurred around noon Thursday, west of the Banning truck scales, according to the CHP.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 18:07

El Monte’s City Council is set to decide on a proposed marijuana processing and distribution center in the 4400 block of Temple City Boulevard next week.