LITTLE ROCK The Little Rock Police narcotics unit was notified after the Little Rock Fire department discovered 65 pounds of marijuana at the site of a house fire Tuesday night.
Officers arrived at 7520 N. Chicot Road in Little Rock after the fire department requested that the police department take possession of some "peculiar property" later determined to be the large amount of marijuana, according to a Little Rock Police Department news release. Detectives called the owner of the property who told them it was being rented to 36-year-old Jason Wilbanks.
During the fire investigation, officers noticed a man watching the activity from a white 1998 Chevy Malibu parked across the street, police said. The man was later identified as Wilbanks and arrested on charges of possession with intent to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The marijuana was taken to the Little Rock Police Department property room for storage.
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