Major drug bust in Franklin Co.

FRANKLIN COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Franklin County authorities appear to have stumbled upon a big pot stash during a routine check of an 18-wheeler.

Franklin County Sheriff Department says, deputies were checking on the big rig pulled to the side of the road on I-30 near Hwy 37 when they found what appeared to be bags of marijuana.

After a narcotics dog was called to the scene, the K-9 sniffed out a large U-Haul box filled with 88, ten-pound bags of marijuana.

The stash totaled 910 pounds and had a street value of $2.8 million.

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