The men consented to a search, which turned up about 31 pounds of high-grade hydroponic marijuana in two duffel bags, police said. Police said the marijuana’s street value is about $450,000.
Apparently these guys didn’t get the message, at approximately 12:30 a.m., Russell Hansen, 56, of Wynantskill, N.Y., and passenger Jacob Beatty-Martinez, 21 had a slightly unwanted visit from the Fulton police department who were responding to a report of a suspicious plane that had just touched down at Elton Hensley Airport. The problem for these two would be weed smugglers was that they attempted to land minus sending the required signal, or for that matter even bothering to respond to the FAA, noted the Fulton police report. The police department made contacted with the dubious pilot and his pot laden passenger as they exited their 1967 Cessna 172, when questioned passenger eagerly confessed to carrying a large quantity marijuana, according to the report.
As opposed to waiting for a search warrant, the low IQ would drug mules gave consent for the Fulton police to search their plane, which of course was a problem for these two. After a relatively short search the police located approximately 31 pounds of potent, freshly grown state-of-the-art, hydroponic weed stashed in two military style duffel bags, the Fulton police went on to givea ballpark estimate of approximate $450,000 for this hydroponic chronic.
The out of touch pilot, Russell Hansen, from of Wynantskill, N.Y. And his slightly stoned passenger, Jacob Beatty-Martinez, of Bakersfield, Calif., were arrested on suspicion of stupidity… Oh yeah and second-degree trafficking of a controlled substance, i.e. marijuana. Currently these two are being held in the Callaway County Jail with a $50,000 each.