130221-arrestA commercial vehicle inspection by the Arizona Transportation Department’s Enforcement and Compliance Division netted more than 30 pounds of marijuana.

Enforcement services officers were conducting a commercial vehicle inspection on the evening of Dec. 17 at the Topock Port of Entry in western Arizona when three large garbage bags filled with marijuana were found hidden among boxes of retail goods in the cargo section of semitrailer.

The marijuana and 18-wheeler were seized, and the driver was placed under arrest and booked under a $100,000 bond into the Mohave County jail on charges of possession and transportation for sale of marijuana.