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PHOTO: Authorities in Arkansas seize 55 pounds of marijuana found during traffic stop

By Polly Irungu

This article was published February 23, 2018 at 3:31 p.m.

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Courtesy Benton County Sheriff’s Office. The Benton County Sheriff’s Office narcotics unit and federal DEA agents seized 55 pounds of marijuana that was being delivered Tuesday in the county.

Peter Lee. Courtesy Benton County Sheriff's Office.

An Arkansas county's sheriff's office arrested a man after 55 pounds of marijuana was found in his vehicle, the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.

Peter Lee, 42, faces one count of possession of a controlled substance, according to a news release cited by the newspaper.

During a traffic stop in Oklahoma, a Sallisaw officer noted a marijuana odor coming from Lee’s 1993 Toyota pickup, the Democrat-Gazette reported. The officer reportedly executed a search and found marijuana in a toolbox in the back of the truck.

Through the investigation, authorities learned the marijuana was heading to Benton County, according to the newspaper, so that county's sheriff's office arrested him.

Lee was reportedly released from jail Thursday after posting a $50,000 bond.

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TravisBickle says... February 23, 2018 at 4:50 p.m.

This makes no sense. He gets stopped in Oklahoma, but Arkansas gets the weed??

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Straytrooper says... February 23, 2018 at 5:08 p.m.

Sounds like a controlled delivery.

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CarpeNoctis says... February 23, 2018 at 9:13 p.m.

Can't compete with the state on product.

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