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More than 150 Pounds of Marijuana Seized at Alma Weigh Station

ALMA, AR - More than 150 pounds of marijuana has been seized from a tractor-trailer stopped at a weigh station off Interstate-40 in Alma.

Dan Flowers, director of the state Highway and Transportation Department, says the marijuana that troopers found yesterday has a street value of $114,000.

Flowers says the truck's driver, 42-year-old Javier Terrazas of Phoenix, was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Flowers says a passenger in the truck, Leobardo Payan of Phoenix, was arrested on the same charges.

Wednesday's arrest was the third time in about a month that authorities have seized drugs at the Alma weigh station.  On April 26, troopers seized 2,300 pounds of marijuana and on May 4, they seized another 927 pounds of the drug.

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