February 19, 2004 - Posted at 1:58 p.m. CDT
WEST MEMPHIS, AR - Four days after the fact, the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department has revealed that officers with its Highway Police Division have uncovered another large shipment of illegal drugs in Crittenden County.
Saturday afternoon at approximately 4 p.m., a tractor-trailer rig was stopped at the Lehi Highway Police station on Interstate-40 near West Memphis. During a search, Highway Police officers discovered numerous packages of cocaine inside plastic bags located in the trailer. The total weight of the packages was estimated at 303 pounds.
The driver was identified as 35-year-old Jose Conteras of San Diego, California. The passenger was identified as 34-year-old German Zuniga of Ontario, California. It is believed the two were traveling from California to New Jersey. The two men are each charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.