Arkansas police seize 340 pounds of marijuana from trucker during inspection

The Arkansas Highway Patrol seized 340 pounds of marijuana and 2,340 units of cannabis oil from a tractor-trailer during an inspection on April 30 at the Alma weigh station on I-40 eastbound.The Arkansas Highway Patrol seized 340 pounds of marijuana and 2,340 units of cannabis oil from a tractor-trailer during an inspection on April 30 at the Alma weigh station on I-40 eastbound.

A California-based truck driver was arrested earlier this week in Arkansas after the Arkansas Highway Police discovered 340 pounds of marijuana on board the truck.

According to a report from the Arkansas Department of Transportation, at 12:50 a.m. Monday, April 30, AHP officers were conducting a safety inspection at the Alma weigh station on I-40 eastbound. The report states officers “had reason to believe that portions of the freight being transported were not legitimate.”

The driver reportedly gave consent to search the truck, and inspectors found 340 pounds of marijuana and 2,340 units of cannabis oil with an estimated street value of $2.2 million.

The driver of the truck, Alan Ngo of Fountain Valley, Calif., was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia and no record of duty status.

The truck carrying the marijuana was operated by OSO Trucking Inc., a 5-truck fleet out of Westminster, Calif. According to bills of lading, the load was in route from Mira Loma, Calif., to Oak Ridge, Tenn.

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