Monday morning, Gwinnett County police were called to a storage yard on Best Friend Road near Norcross, GA. A 911 caller reported a sighting of “a man slumped over near a white van.” The deceased man was 31-year-old Johnny Taylor of Connecticut, who the authorities believe died of natural causes. However, the dead body was just the tip of the iceberg for the responding officers. The discovery of Taylor’s body led to the discovery of hundreds of pounds of weed worth millions of dollars in the van.
As officers analyzed the scene to see if foul play was involved in Taylor’s death. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports:
There were no signs of trauma to Taylor’s body, police said, and it’s believed he died of natural causes. Security footage shows him pulling up in the van around 9:30 p.m. Sunday, just minutes after another man pulled up in the tractor trailor and left in a gold Toyota Camry.
As they inspected the area, the cops noticed the faint aroma of bud coming from the van. The K9 unit was called, but didn’t detect anything (of course). Nevertheless, after a warrant was obtained, opened a box inside of the van and found a large amount of cannabis. A further search led to more weed-filled boxes in the tractor-trailor. Cpl. Michele Pihera did not give an exact total, but said there was over 500 pounds of ganja in the van worth $12 million.
The man who left in the gold Toyota Camry has been questioned by police, but has not been charged.