Traffic Stop Leads To Nearly 150 Pound Marijuana Bust In OKC

Tuesday, June 21st 2016, 9:51 pm
By: News 9

An Oklahoma County sheriff's deputy found nearly 150 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop hidden inside an El Camino.

A Georgia man is now charged with a felony for making the haul.

Several lane changes without proper signals caught the attention of an Oklahoma County deputy last week near NW 10 Street and Interstate 44.

The driver, Bobby Tutt, told the deputy he was headed to Akron, Ohio, to deliver the El Camino and visit his son who'd just had surgery.

“He was hauling an El Camino vehicle in the back of the trailer, but he was never able to produce a bill of lading,” said Mark Opgrande, Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office spokesman.

Documents that would back up Tutt's story. Deputies say he also couldn't provide proof of insurance.

Tutt told the deputy that a man at a truck stop in Phoenix paid him $1,200 to haul the car across the country. Court documents say Phoenix is "a known source for narcotics."

The deputy found Tutt's story fishy; not having the proper documents and also not knowing exactly where he was supposed to drop off the car. So the deputy asked to search his vehicle. Tutt denied having anything illegal, but the deputy found otherwise.

“In a hidden compartment he found 110 individually wrapped bundles of marijuana weighing approximately 149 pounds,” said Opgrande.

Tutt was arrested immediately for trafficking marijuana and has since been charged. Tutt is out of jail on a $25,000 bond.