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Over 500 pounds of marijuana seized from commercial vehicle near Cordes Junction

Drugs were wrapped in wallpaper among a load of watermelons

Thursday, April 29, 2010 -

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On Tuesday, April 27, 2010, just before 9:30 a.m., a DPS Highway Patrol Officer stopped a white 2005 International commercial tractor pulling a 53’ box trailer. The truck was traveling north on Interstate 17 at milepost 266, just north of Cordes Junctions. The officer pulled the vehicle over for several equipment violations. After a consent search of the truck and trailer, several packages of marijuana were found inside trailer wrapped in tact wall paper among pallets of watermelons. The total weight of the marijuana was 506 pounds. The estimated bulk street value of the marijuana is approximately $278,300. The driver, Norvin Ennis, 25, of Springfield Gardens, New York, and co-driver, Kevin Akeal Henry, 30 of Brampton, Ontario, Canada, were arrested and booked into the Yavapai County Jail on charges of possession and transportation of narcotic drugs for sale. The drugs and commercial vehicle were seized.

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