POLICE UNCOVER DRUG SHIPMENT
LITTLE ROCK (10-23)
from the Arkansas Highway Police (AHP) Division of the
Arkansas State Highway
and Transportation Department (AHTD) uncovered a significant shipment of
illegal drugs in a commercial motor vehicle along Interstate 30 this week,
according to AHP Chief Ron Burks.
While conducting a vehicle safety
inspection on Tuesday, October 21, 2008, at the Hope Highway Police Station in
, officers discovered 49 bundles of marijuana. The drugs were found in the
sleeper compartment of the truck. Approximate
total weight of the bundles was 110 pounds with an estimated value of $110,000.
The driver was identified as Oscar
. The co-driver was identified as
Heliodoro Garcia of
. It is believed the truck was
with a cargo of tomatoes. Recio and
Garcia were arrested for possession of a controlled substance with intent to
deliver and were being held at the Hempstead County Jail while awaiting
arraignment in the Hempstead County Circuit Court.
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