YUMA, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a man after they found more than 400 pounds of pot in his vehicle on Thursday.
Border Patrol agents said they observed a pickup truck bypassing the checkpoint by driving through Dome Valley.
While following the vehicle, the man began driving erratically and failed to negotiate a turn; crashing into supporting cables of a high-tension power line. The driver fled the scene but was soon apprehended.
During a subsequent search of the vehicle, agents discovered and seized approximately 403 pounds of marijuana, valued at more than $200,000, in the truck’s cabin and inside a tool box in its cargo bed.
The suspect, narcotics and vehicle were processed per Yuma Sector guidelines.