The Biggest Drug Busts in US History

20. $300,000 in North Scituate, Rhode Island

A giant room of marijuana growing under UV lamps
Via AP

Telling this story in ten years is going to sound crazy as the legalization of marijuana sweeps the country, but in February of 2014, authorities in Rhode Island made a huge bust comprised entirely of Mary Jane.

Rhode Island police, working closely with Connecticut authorities, seized a staggering 46 pounds of marijuana and arrested 3 men during that time. There were apparently several growing facilities across the two states.

They also took an impressive $300,000 in cash, which is a ton of money to have just laying around. I guess when you’re in the drug dealing business, though, you can’t exactly open a 401k or Roth IRA and start your contributions…