30 Pounds of Pot, $7K Cash Seized in AR Bust

News

VAN BUREN, Ark. (KARK) – Thirty pounds of marijuana has been seized by the Arkansas Highway Police during the safety inspection of a truck carrying a load of automobiles along Interstate 40 on Tuesday, May 15. 

In a news release issued Monday, the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) said the drugs had been hidden in the fuel tank of a Ford pickup that was part of the load.

In addition to the marijuana, $7,160 in cash was confiscated.

ARDOT said the truck owned by a Fort Lauderdale, Florida company had left from Colorado and was delivering the vehicles to Kansas and Miami. 

Three Miami men, all 31-years-old, were arrested at the scene. They are identified as Leonardo Santana, Leonel Santana and Alejandro Figueroa. All are facing charges with possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver. 

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

FOX24 Video

DON'T MISS

More Don't Miss

Trending Stories

Mega Millions & Powerball Numbers