Mobile Sheriff’s Deputies made one of the region’s largest marijuana arrests on Tuesday morning after pulling over a California man on Interstate-10.
29-year-old Kristopher Bass was arrested when the massive haul of pot was found inside two hollowed-out projection televisions that he was allegedly taking to Florida.
The street value of the marijuana — which is considered to be “high-end pot” — is $1.3 million, according to deputies. The weed was in 133 bags, weighing approximately 146 lbs.
Deputies say Bass was pulled over on I-10 eastbound near Grand Bay, when the deputy spotted a pipe in the front area of the vehicle. Deputies say they developed enough probable cause to search the U-Haul trailer Bass was hauling behind his pick-up truck.
A canine officer was called to assist and upon opening the trailer, deputies say they spotted the two large televisions. One of them, deputies say, was bursting open with the bags of marijuana.
The marijuana was well-organized and labeled by variety, with names such as “Master OG Kush,” “Purple Mango,” and “Blue Dream,” to name a few.
Bass, who is originally an independent filmmaker from Chicago, remained silent as he was transported to Mobile Metro Jail in front of News 5 cameras.