A routine traffic stop by Oakland School police turned into a big pot bust Friday.
Oakland school cops stopped a van just before 10 a.m. at Embarcadero Street and Fifth Avenue around 10 a.m.
Apparently the marijuana was hard to miss.
Bellusa said the pot was in plain view and add it's aroma was bursting out of the van enough to "make you gasp for breath."
In all, cops confiscated six garbage bags full of marijuana plants that would have been worth about $20,000 if sold on the street. They then went to the driver's home and found another 50 more plants.
The unidentified driver, a man in his 50s, was arrested and sent to jail.
Oakland school police are under the OPD. They wear the same uniforms and drive the same cars, but get their paychecks from the Oakland Unified School District.