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Police: Pot seized at weigh station likely obtained legally

Arkansas Highway Police have confiscated nearly 800 pounds of marijuana on I-40 near Alma in recent weeks, with officials saying the marijuana had likely been obtained legally in other parts of the country. (Source: Arkansas Department of Transportation) Arkansas Highway Police have confiscated nearly 800 pounds of marijuana on I-40 near Alma in recent weeks, with officials saying the marijuana had likely been obtained legally in other parts of the country. (Source: Arkansas Department of Transportation)

ALMA, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas Highway Police suspect hundreds of pounds of marijuana seized at a weigh station had likely been obtained legally in other parts of the country.

The Times Record reports that Highway Police have seized more than 770 pounds (350 kilograms) of marijuana at the Alma Weigh Station since April 21.

Highway Police Chief Jay Thompson says the marijuana recently seized from vehicles passing through the weigh station was concealed in "a more professional-type packaging" than police are used to. Thompson says the packaging indicates the pot came from a state that has legalized manufacturing of the drug.

The trucks containing the marijuana originated from California and Colorado, two states with legal recreational marijuana.

Recreational marijuana is legal in nine states, but Thompson stresses the importance for Highway Police to still seize the drug.

Information from: Southwest Times Record, http://www.swtimes.com/

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