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Arkansas Highway Police Uncover Drug Shipment

Friday, a tractor-trailer rig was stopped at the Alma Highway Police Station on eastbound I-40 in Crawford County. During an inspection of the truck, AHP officers discovered an estimated 440 pounds of cocaine. The street value of the drugs is estimated to be in excess of $4 million.

“I’m very proud of our officers,” stated Burks. “This is the largest discovery of illicit drugs by our officers this year, and one of the largest in the history of the agency, both in terms of quantity and street value,” he added.

The driver was identified as Iver Lopez, age 54, of Pembroke Pines, Florida. It is believed the truck, transporting produce, was traveling from Bakersfield, California to Elkton, Maryland. Lopez was arrested at the scene for Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and a misdemeanor motor carrier safety violation.

Lopez is being held at the Crawford County Detention Center. He is scheduled for arraignment in Crawford County Court July 23. From TodaysTHV

Another great bust in Alma, Arkansas!  Just last month, they had another successful bust – we posted it here….


July 19, 2008 - Posted by | BOLO and Crime, trucking | ,

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