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Interstate Criminal Patrol made major drug seizure during traffic stops in Arkansas

Arkansas – Recent traffic stops on Interstate 40 in Arkansas have led to significant seizures of illegal narcotics by the Arkansas State Police’s Interstate Criminal Patrol (ICP). Over the past 10 days, the ICP team has confiscated 886 pounds of marijuana and one handgun from various traffic stops along the interstate.

Major Busts on I-40

On April 25, Arkansas State Police stopped a tractor-trailer transporting cars on I-40 in Lonoke County. During a search, they discovered 143 pounds of marijuana hidden in one of the cars being transported.

Four days later, on April 29, officers made another stop on eastbound I-40 at the 175-mile marker, also in Lonoke County. The search uncovered 120 pounds of illegal marijuana and a handgun.

A third traffic stop occurred on April 30 at around 7 a.m. on I-40 in Lonoke County. Officers seized 31 pounds of illegal marijuana.

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On Wednesday, a traffic stop in Conway County around 7:15 a.m. led to the discovery and seizure of 70 pounds of marijuana.

The following day, state troopers conducted a traffic stop on a van at around 1:15 a.m. in Lonoke County. They found multiple boxes and suitcases containing a total of 222 pounds of marijuana.

Finally, on Friday night, troopers intercepted a van at the 171-mile marker on I-40 in Lonoke County. Inside, they found 11 vacuum-sealed bags containing 300 pounds of marijuana.

Ensuring Safety on Arkansas Highways

“ASP’s ICP team is strongly committed to ensuring the safety and security of the state’s highways, and their success in intercepting massive amounts of illegal drugs in less than two weeks is a testament to their dedication,” said Arkansas State Police Colonel Mike Hagar. “Efforts like these are crucial in maintaining public safety and preventing destructive illegal activity in our communities.”

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So far this year, the Arkansas State Police’s ICP has seized over 4,000 pounds of illegal marijuana, reflecting the team’s dedication to intercepting the transportation of illegal substances and protecting communities from their harmful effects.

Olivia Martinez



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