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K-9 Officer Sniffs Out 26 Pounds of Marijuana at Hot Springs Bus Station

HOT SPRINGS, AR -- Authorities arrested a woman at a Hot Springs bus station after a K-9 officer found more than 26 pounds of marijuana in her luggage.

HOT SPRINGS, AR -- Authorities arrested a woman at a Hot Springs bus station after a K-9 officer found more than 26 pounds of marijuana in her luggage.

Hot Springs Daily reports officers responded to the Hot Springs Transportation Plaza after a Greyhound bus driver told them he could smell the strong odor of marijuana coming from his bus.

After a task force officer detected the strong odor himself, he called for the K-9 unit. Officers then pulled each piece of luggage off the bus and lined them along the street.

The K-9 officer alerted on a bag belonging to 20-year-old Tynekkia Cockrill, which contained 26.5 pounds of marijuana, according to the article.

Cockrill reportedly told police she flew to Houston, Texas, picked up the suitcase and was riding the Greyhound Bus to Paducah, Kent. to drop it off.

She was arrested and taken to the Garland County Detention Center, where she was charged with possession of a schedule VI controlled substance with purpose to deliver.

Jail records indicate that she has since been released.
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