Transporting Illegal Cargo

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RealDiehl's Comment
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Does the fault lie with the drivers or the shipper?

Two men face trafficking felony for transporting alleged hemp plant

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

RealDiehl's Comment
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Rainy D.'s Comment
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The driver. If you read both articles, Industrial hemp is illegal in ID, but legal in the bordering states. On the BOL, it is listed as Hemp...so the driver knew he was hauling an illegal substance to begin with---regardless of whether it was hemp or pot, both are illegal in ID. Ignorance is no excuse for breaking a law.

In the other article, the truck smelled like pot and the men were sitting in a parking lot looking guilty and nervous.

If the trailer was sealed and a drop n hook and did not state hemp, the driver would.not be responsible.

in both of these situations...one set of drivers knew they had something illegal...the other driver didnt know hemp was illegal but he is still responsible.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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When my dad worked at Con-way they had a driver pick up a load from a customer, he got pulled over and well it turned out it had some coke on it. A dock worker was running it out of his place of employment to a buddy of his on the other end. The driver didnt get in any trouble since there was no way he could have known.

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