Truckers busted while hauling hemp released


The two drivers arrested in Oklahoma in January while hauling a shipment of what was said to be industrial hemp have been released from jail and charges against them dropped.

Tadesse Deneke and Farah Warsame are no longer facing charges in connection with their arrests Jan. 9 in Pawhuska, Oklahoma while transporting nine tons of hemp. Police said the cargo was marijuana and not hemp.

The two men accompanying the shipment, however, still face charges. Andrew Ross and David Dirksen, who work for  Patriot Shield and who were said to be providing security for the load will have a preliminary hearing in August.

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