California police say they discovered about $76 million in marijuana after pulling over a U-Haul truck who ran a red light Wednesday.

Police seized more than three tons of marijuana during a routine traffic stop. (Image source: Bakersfield Police Department via Bakersfield Californian)

Police seized more than three tons of marijuana during a routine traffic stop. (Image source: Bakersfield Police Department via Bakersfield Californian)

According to KNBC-TV, two Bakersfield police officers could smell the drug emitting from the vehicle and summoned a police dog who alerted authorities.

When police opened the truck, they found more than three tons of marijuana stashed in the back.

“It’s the largest in recent memory that anybody around here remembers,” Sgt. Joe Grubbs told KNBC, adding that officers promptly destroyed the drugs.

Police seized more than three tons of marijuana during a routine traffic stop. (Image source: Bakersfield Police Department via Bakersfield Californian)

Police seized more than three tons of marijuana during a routine traffic stop. (Image source: Bakersfield Police Department via Bakersfield Californian)

Police seized more than three tons of marijuana during a routine traffic stop. (Image source: Bakersfield Police Department via Bakersfield Californian)

Police seized more than three tons of marijuana during a routine traffic stop. (Image source: Bakersfield Police Department via Bakersfield Californian)

Two Bakersfield men, driver Daniel Ruiz, 22, and passenger Jose Alcarez, 24, were arrested and booked into jail on suspicion of marijuana for sales, transportation of marijuana and conspiracy, the Bakersfield Californian reported.

It’s not clear where the pot originated from, police said.

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