$2.2 million worth of pot, cannabis oil seized in I-40 stop

$2.2 million worth of pot, cannabis oil seized in I-40 stop
Arkansas Highway Police seized 340 pounds of marijuana and 2,340 units of cannabis oil during a recent stop. (Source: Arkansas Department of Transportation)

ALMA, AR (KAIT) - About $2 million worth of pot headed for Tennessee made an unexpected stop in Arkansas.

For the second time in as many weeks, Arkansas Highway Police stopped a truck hauling hundreds of pounds of marijuana.

The latest bust took place just after midnight Monday, April 30.

AHP was conducting a safety inspection at the Alma Weigh Station on Interstate 40. According to a news release, officers "had reason to believe that portions of the freight being transported were not legitimate."

The driver, according to the Arkansas Department of Transportation, gave consent to search the vehicle.

During the inspection, officers reportedly discovered 340 pounds of marijuana and 2,340 units of cannabis oil. AHP placed the street value of the drugs at $2.2 million.

Officers arrested the driver, 45-year-old Alan Ngo of Fountain Valley, CA. He's being held at the Crawford County Detention Facility on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia, and no record of duty status.

The truck, which is operated by OSO Trucking Inc. of Westminster, CA, was en route from Mira Loma, CA to Oak Ridge, TN.

This was the second big bust in the last two weeks. On April 22, AHP stopped a truck near the Alma Weigh Station carrying 201 bundles of marijuana weighing 232 pounds. The truck, according to AHP, was traveling from California to Florida.

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