Man dies next to millions of dollars worth of marijuana

Published: Jun. 23, 2016 at 9:32 AM EDT
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Thursday, June 23, 2016

NORCROSS, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- A man was found dead Monday next to a van filled with millions of dollars worth of marijuana in Gwinnett County.

Police and fire investigators responded to the scene of a man slumped over near a white van and tractor trailer on Monday, June 20 in unincorporated Norcross.

While waiting for medical examiners, deputies noticed a marijuana smell coming from inside the van.

When officers began taking inventory of the van, they found several boxes filled with marijuana in sealed bags.

Several hundred pounds of marijuana were seized, with a street value of approximately $12 million.

The man was identified as Johnny Taylor, 31, of Bridgeport, Connecticut. Investigators believe he died of natural causes.