"The total weight of the marijuana was 531 pounds, which was valued at $417,000."
Where do they get these values from? http://www.newswest9.com/story/36808236/us-border-patrol-agents-seize-500-pounds-of-marijuana/
It always cracks me up when I see these numbers on local news. Why not go for something more believeable? Quarter OZs could fetch as much as $25 if pieced out making the total closer to $849600.
Even piecing out QPs at $80, the total could fetch as much as $679680.