Imagine this. Driver pulls up to empty warehouse. Picks up freight. Begins to transport cargo to unknown destination, only to find out that he was the middleman for a drug exchange.
That’s what happened to one of Ainsworth Trucking Company’s drivers last Thursday night.
The driver had picked up a shipment from what is assumed to have been an empty warehouse, which was then to be delivered to Houston.
If that was not suspicious enough, when obtaining directions, the trucking company found that the destination did not exist. The driver was instead instructed to call a given phone number when he was nearby.
First of all, Road Scholar Transport would not have picked up a shipment that was suspicious. We always verify pickup and delivery locations during trip planning.
It was not until the load shifted (which would not happen on a Road Scholar truck since we secure all freight so that it does not shift during transport) that the driver felt something was wrong.
The driver called the Sheriff, who then did an inspection where a drug-sniffing dog discovered eight bundles (135 pounds) of marijuana.
No one is being charged in the incident since the trucking company was unaware that they were transporting drugs and those who were scheduled to receive the shipment could not be tracked. When dialed, their phone was dead.
Police are looking into where the driver picked up the cargo, which Road Scholar is able to produce on demand.