School police seize six garbage bags full of pot plants

June 11, 2010 2:05:34 PM PDT
Oakland school police seized six garbage bags full of marijuana plants from the back of a van after pulling the vehicle over for a traffic violation.

"I think the weed was sticking out of the window," said Sgt. Jonathan Bellusa.

Officers stopped the van at around 9:50 a.m. at Embarcadero Street and Fifth Avenue, Bellusa said. He estimates that the marijuana plants probably have a street value of about $20,000.

The driver, a man in his 50s, was arrested and sent to North County jail, Bellusa said.