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.