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Highway department announces 3 drug busts in Crawford County

By Associated Press

This article was published June 4, 2008 at 1:19 p.m.

— State highway officials say they've made three major drug busts in Crawford County recently.

On Monday, inspectors at the Alma Highway Police Station found 80 pounds of marijuana inside a tractor-trailer that was stopped there. Police arrested the driver, 24-year-old Leighton Williams of Lauderhill, Florida. Authorities estimate the drugs had a street value of $96,000.

On May 25, police found 82 pounds of marijuana in a tractor-trailer that was stopped on Interstate 40 in Crawford County. The driver, 37-year-old James Francis Kearney of El Paso, Texas, was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

A day earlier, police found 100 pounds of marijuana in a truck they'd stopped for a traffic violation. The driver, 34-year-old Omar Alcazar of Lennox, California, was arrested.

All three drivers are being held at the Crawford County jail.

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