U-Haul Had a Fortune in Marijuana

A federal indictment was announced Thursday against a man allegedly caught with a huge amount of pot in Trinity County.  On October 4th Forest Service officers pulled over a U-Haul for a traffic violation as it was leaving the Shasta-Trinity National Forest.  The driver pulled the U-Haul to the side of the road, got out, and ran away.  After chasing after the man for a while, the officers returned to the abandoned box truck to see why the driver ran.  In the back they found 17 large trash bags full of processed marijuana.  It weighed out to 432 pounds.  A search for the driver continued and eventually a man named Cesar Ramirez was found.  His charge of possession with intent to distribute over 50 kilograms carries a possible sentence of 40 years in federal prison and a $5-million fine.