The patrolman stopped Larry Treadaway in a Ford F-150 truck on I-80 in Salt Lake. Upon suspecting criminal activity, he dispatched his K-9 who began searching the vehicle. When the K-9 drew attention to a large oil tank in the bed of the truck, the truck was taken to the State Bureau of Investigation Office in Salt Lake City. Investigators began opening the oil tank, and found inside the scent of marijuana and over $500,000 worth of drug money in cash.
Investigators immediately contacted agents in Treadaway's home of Garberville, CA. The agents conducted a search at Treadaway's address and found 1242 marijuana plants, 297 pounds of marijuana as well as $10,000.00 cash.
Treadaway has been booked into the Salt Lake County Jail.