HIGHWAY POLICE MAKE DRUG ARREST
LITTLE ROCK (12-10)
from the Arkansas Highway Police (AHP) Division of the
Arkansas State Highway
and Transportation Department (AHTD) uncovered a significant shipment of
illegal drugs in a commercial motor vehicle traveling along Interstate 30 this
week, according to AHP Chief Ron Burks.
While conducting a
safety inspection of the vehicle on the afternoon of Tuesday, December 9, 2008,
on Interstate 30 near
, officers discovered 57 bundles of marijuana.
The drugs were found in the trailer.
The approximate total weight of the bundles was 1,300 pounds, with an
estimated value of $1.3 million.
The driver was identified as Larry Kelley, Jr. of
. It is believed the truck was
, carrying no additional cargo. Kelley
was arrested for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and
is being held on $50,000 bond at the
. He was to be arraigned today in
Saline County District Court.
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