Bell Peppers and Pot: DPS Finds 5,000-Pound Weed Stash on Truck Near Nogales
Image: Arizona Department of Public Safety
The Arizona Department of Public Safety should open a farmer's market.
This morning, the agency told us about a truck driver busted with 508 pounds of pot hidden with watermelons. A few minutes ago, DPS announced it had made an even bigger produce-related seizure on Monday: More than 5,000 pounds of marijuana hidden on a truck near Nogales among a shipment of bell peppers.
Troopers arrested the truck driver, a 34-year-old Mexican national. Although the pot catch was literally in the tons, it wasn't a DPS record, says the agency's spokesman, Bart Graves. But it's close. the DPS once discovered 6,000 pounds in a single seizure, Graves says.
Next week, the cartels will probably move on to bread, cereals, and pasta.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Phoenix New Times' biggest stories.