OAKLAND — A routine traffic stop led to the seizure of 50 marijuana plants from an Oakland residence this morning, authorities said.
Just before 10 a.m., Oakland schools police officers pulled up next to a van at Embarcadero Street and Fifth Avenue from which they detected the smell of marijuana, authorities said.
The driver, a man in his 50s, consented to a search of his residence after six garbage bags of marijuana plants were found in the van, said Troy Flint, Oakland school district spokesman.
Fifty marijuana plants, with a street value of $20,000-$30,000, were seized from the residence, which is across the street from Roosevelt Middle School, Sgt. Jonathon Bellusa said.