Authorities in North Carolina reportedly discovered a stolen tractor-trailer hauling 18,000 pounds of toilet paper.
In a news release posted to Twitter, the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office said their Specialized Enforcement Unit was investigating the driver of an 18-wheel tractor-trailer who was traveling on Interstate 40 in Whitsett after they violated state motor vehicle law.
Police wrote that their investigation, which began on Wednesday, uncovered that the trailer was reported stolen and was hauling “commercial bathroom paper products.” Authorities reportedly tracked the tractor-trailer to a warehouse near the highway.
Toilet paper sales have skyrocketed amid the coronavirus pandemic, leading many grocery stores and retailers — including Amazon — to run out of the coveted item.
Police said no arrests have been made as their investigation is ongoing.
On Going Tractor Trailer Investigation… pic.twitter.com/qPzdhNSyoI
— Guilford County Sheriff's Office (@gcsoffice) March 19, 2020
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[Featured image: Guilford County Sheriff’s Office]