According to an interview with Dallas Police Department Media Relations Department spokesperson Sr. Cpl. Kevin Janse, 12 bundles of marijuana were found in a casket in the back of a 2000 Chevrolet Venure van near Mesquite, Texas.
The arrest of William Dale "Bo" Crock, 46, of Cave City stem from the van being observed during surveillance near a home being investigated for drug activity. After following the vehicle, it was stopped for several traffic violations, including the driver not wearing a seat belt, running a red light and an improper lane change.
The vehicle was searched by a K-9 unit and the marijuana was discovered hidden under the pillows and within the bedding of the casket.
The van with the coffin inside driven by Crock during the incident was stolen from Willis Hayes Funeral Home in Batesville.
A report obtained from Independence County Sheriff Keith Bowers states that Crock's wife called the funeral home after speaking with her husband following his arrest. She said he admitted he had stolen the van from the funeral home. At the time Mrs. Crock called, the funeral home was unaware the van was missing.
Willis-Hayes owners told Independence County officer Ernie Gillihan that Crock had done some electrical work for him in the past and knew where the hidden buttons for the garage door were located.
Charges are pending against Crock in Independence County.