North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper M.D. Dodson has seen copious stashes of marijuana nuggets not-so-slyly stored amongst vehicles’ upholstery in his days pulling speeders curbside.
But the patrolman had never, in his life, beheld the contraband baked into Fruity Pebbles Rice Krispies Treats before – that was, not until, 11:24 a.m. on Jan. 14.
Because, now, he’s witnessed the Schedule I Controlled Substance – marijuana – cooked into fruity-flavored Treats, chocolate chip cookies, brownies and “some sort of muffins,” he said.
It was late on a Sunday morning, earlier this January. Dodson monitored Interstate-40 and I-85 traffic while parked at a weigh station, near Mile Marker 157’s Buckhorn Road, when a white Hyundai sped past breaking the law – doing 85 miles per hour in a 65-mph-speed-limited stretch of road.
Dodson did what he was trained to do. He hit the lights and, sirens on, hit the road too – in chase.
The Hyundai drove east, in the fast lane and did not immediately stop, Dodson said.
At first the Hyundai only slowed its speed down to