Cops Seize 90 Pounds of "X" in Crittenden County

JANUARY 27, 2006 - Posted at 7:55 a.m. CST

WEST MEMPHIS, AR - Crittenden County police have seized three trash bags filled with more than 128,000 ecstasy pills, or 90 pounds of the drug, from the trunk of a car traveling on Interstate 40.  The driver of the car has been arrested.

Mai Inthavong, 32, of Dallas, was being held at the Crittenden County jail on $7 million bond.  He is charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell or deliver.

Deputy Don Graham stopped Inthavong for a traffic violation when he found the trash bags in the vehicle's trunk.  The bags contained 27 individually wrapped packages of ecstasy, each weighing 3.3 pounds for a total 90 pounds.

Police said they estimate the pills have a street value of between $3.2 million and $6.4 million.

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