That's a Whole Lotta Weed, Son: 1,700 Pounds of Marijuana Seized in Fort Bend County

So, there you are, rolling down the highway in your tractor trailer filled with weed one minute, just minding your own business, and the next minute, you are busted by a drug-sniffing dog. Mama said there'd be days like this.

Apparently, Amado Bazan III, 39, of Mission, Texas, was the driver in question making his way north on U.S. 59 near Rosenberg where officers from the Fort Bend County Narcotics Task Force were participating in the Houston High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area initiative. Talk about dumb luck.

The truck was stopped and a member of the K-9 unit (pictured above) sniffed out the ganja. Bazan was charged with possession of marijuana (ya think?), a second degree felony.

The total amount of herb weighed 1,726 pounds and is valued at $900,000. That is one enormous joint...or a whole bunch of little ones.

Here's something to cheer up all the stoners who are no doubt mourning the loss:

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