LITTLE ROCK (2-2)
Officers 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 along Interstate 30 last week,
according to AHP Chief Ron Burks.
On Thursday, January 29, 2009, officers discovered several bundles of
marijuana while conducting a safety inspection of a truck tractor at the Hope
Highway Police Station in
. The drugs were found in the
trailer. The approximate total
weight of the bundles was 890 pounds, and their value was estimated at $450,000.
The driver was identified as Laroi Jeff
. It is believed the truck tractor
was traveling from
to Ruthven, ONT,
. Sutherland was arrested for
Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver and is being held on
$25,000 bond at the Hempstead County Jail.
For Further Information Contact:
Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department
10324 Interstate 30, Little Rock, AR 72209