More than 200 pounds of marijuana was confiscated during a drug bust in South Carolina Wednesday, according to multiple reports.
The bust occurred during a routine traffic stop around 8:30 a.m. on I-95, near mile marker 176, according to counton2.com. During the stop, Florence County Sheriff’s Office deputies found roughly 200 pounds of marijuana inside the vehicle.
Two people were arrested, wpde.com reported.
Two hundred pounds of marijuana is worth a considerable amount of money. According to narcoticnews.com’s drug prices scale, a pound of marijuana in Columbia is valued between $900-$1,700. Multiply that by 200 and you’ve got the value ranging from $180,000 to $340,000.
According to narcoticnews.com the same amount of marijuana in Charleston or Greenville would be less valuable. It would range from $140,000-$200,00 in the former, and $150,000-$300,000 in the latter.
But 200 pounds is far from the biggest amount of marijuana smuggled into South Carolina. In the early 1980s, the Palmetto State’s “gentlemen