OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma (Reuters) -- A routine traffic stop turned into a drug bust when Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers found 610 pounds of marijuana stashed in four coffins.
Authorities say Timothy Hynd and Robert Dean Harper were charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute before being released on Monday.
The arrest occurred on Sunday, highway patrol spokesman Lt. Brandon Kopepasah said, after troopers stopped a truck traveling slightly above the speed limit near the rural city of Salisaw.
The men consented to a search, and trained dogs "hit" on the cargo section of the truck, he said.
"They unloaded 22 caskets," Kopepasah said. "You had to unload all those caskets and the very front caskets were loaded with marijuana."
An attorney for one of the men said his client was unaware there was marijuana in the caskets and was only delivering them.
"He didn't check inside the caskets for drugs -- would you?" attorney Donn Baker said.