Archive for Wednesday, August 4, 2004

Police seize 190 pounds of pot

August 4, 2004


Police say they've intercepted one of the biggest shipments of marijuana in the history of the city-county Drug Enforcement Unit.

Acting on a tip Monday, police caught a California man at a local commercial-shipping business coming to pick up a 190-pound load of pot worth an estimated $240,000 street value. The drugs, packaged in one-pound bricks, had been shipped to Lawrence from Long Beach, Calif., disguised as a load of T-shirts.

They arrested the 35-year-old man and booked him into the Douglas County Jail. Police said it appeared he is a Mexican national and is being held by the INS.

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