Man arrested following pot bust in Yuma

Man arrested following pot bust in Yuma

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.

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This is the truck that Border Patrol agents followed Thursday. Courtesy USBP.

 

A view inside the truck where agents found the drugs.
A view inside the truck where agents found the drugs.

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