Nearly 500 lbs of marijuana and $100,000 in cash seized by DPS
Seizures took place during two separate traffic stops this week
Friday, April 30, 2010 -
On Thursday, April, 29, 2010 at about 12:30 a.m. a DPS Commercial Vehicle Highway Patrol Officer stopped a commercial vehicle traveling north on Interstate 17 just north of Phoenix for a equipment violation and safety inspection. With the assistance of a Phoenix Police narcotics canine, officers located 481 pounds of marijuana in new luggage within the sleeper berth of the truck. The bulk street value of the marijuana is worth about $264,550 locally. The driver, Tommy Lee Pinkins, 35,
On Saturday, April, 24, 2010, at about 6:30 p.m., a DPS Highway Patrol Officer stopped a 2008 Honda Civic traveling west on Interstate 40 at mile post 173 just east of Williams, Ariz., for a traffic violation. After a probable cause search of the vehicle a small amount of hydroponic marijuana with $8,000 in cash was located, the remaining cash was located in the driver’s suit case. A total of $92, 820 in U.S Currency was located and seized. The driver, Jordan Albert, 26, of
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