Stolen Trailer Containing Toilet Paper Discovered by North Carolina Police

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March 21, 2020US News
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Stolen Trailer Containing Toilet Paper Discovered by North Carolina Police
A picture of toilet paper rolls. (Alexas_Fotos/Pixabay)

Police in Guilford County, North Carolina, were investigating a North Carolina Motor Vehicle related law violation when they discovered an 18-wheel trailer containing toilet paper, among other bathroom paper products, according to a news release issued by the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday.

The investigation was initiated by the Specialized Enforcement Unit at the sheriff’s office. Danny Rogers, the Guilford County Sheriff, reported that the law was violated by the driver of the 18-wheel tractor-trailer while the individual was driving on the I-40 in Whitsett, North Carolina.

The authorities followed the trailer to a warehouse a little distance off the interstate, where the trailer was eventually parked. After the authorities made their way to the warehouse, they encountered the driver and conducted their investigation further into the violation.

It was later determined that the vehicle, which was a 53-foot Hyundai dry van trailer, was reported stolen, and inside the trailer were nearly 18,000 pounds of commercial bathroom paper products including paper towels, toilet paper, and other commercial products, according to Fox News.

The investigation into the incident is still ongoing, and no arrests have been made because the shipment, though massive, wasn’t illegal. However, the driver is a suspect in the theft of the trailer.

Captain Daryl Loftis, commander of the Special Operations Division at Guilford County Sheriff’s Office, said that the bathroom products were reportedly being delivered to a business in Greensboro, North Carolina, according to The Associated Press.

Loftis wasn’t sure what the name of the business was called. However, following the discovery the cargo was transported to its original destination, along with the help of local deputies.

The name of the driver has not been released to the public yet, as there is some sensitivity around the topic of toilet paper due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Authorities are taking their time to investigate the case.

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