4,100 lbs of pot headed for Philly seized

May 3, 2008 7:15:24 PM PDT
Arizona highway patrol officers say they seized 4,100 pounds of marijuana and arrested a Florida man after stopping a big rig headed from Tucson to Philadelphia. Sgt. Harold Sanders of the Arizona Department of Public Safety says the semi-truck was stopped on Interstate 17 north of Phoenix late Friday. An officer became suspicious and asked for permission to search the truck's trailer. It was loaded with 20 pallets of boxes of plastic foam plates -- and five pallets in the front of the trailer loaded with 184 bales of marijuana.

Sanders says 41-year-old Lakeland, Florida resident Denzil McFarlane was booked into jail on charges of possession for sale and transportation of marijuana.


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