MAURY COUNTY, TN (WKRN) – A large tub full of high-grade marijuana sits inside an evidence room in Maury County.
The street value of the pot is tens of thousands of dollars. It was confiscated by the 22nd Judicial District Drug Task Force.
“If you want to talk about the most common drug, of course it’s marijuana, that’s the drug that’s probably used illegally more than any other drug,” said Brent Cooper, Attorney General for the 22nd Judicial District.
The district includes Giles, Lawrence, Maury and Wayne counties. General Cooper said the pipeline of marijuana flowing into the area has changed.
“For a long time the vast majority of the marijuana we had here came from Mexico, and it was relatively cheap,” he said.
With the legalization of marijuana in parts of the U.S., Cooper told News 2 pot now flows into the area from states like Colorado and California.
General Cooper said the drug is driven into the area, or in some cases, sent in the mail.
He told News 2 the marijuana is “much higher quality than the