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story.lead_photo.caption Alberto Gomez-Reyes, 52, of Jonesboro ( Craighead County sheriff's office )

An Arkansas man who had 134 pounds of marijuana shipped from Mexico to his home in Jonesboro has been arrested, a spokesman for the police department said.

Officers posing as delivery company employees arrested 52-year-old Alberto Gomez-Reyes of Jonesboro at 3 p.m. Thursday after he signed for the package containing marijuana and had officers place it in the back of his truck, spokesman Paul Holmes said.

He was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and taken to the Craighead County jail, where he is being held on a $500,000 bond.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security notified the 2nd Judicial District's Drug Task Force agents of Gomez-Reyes' activities Wednesday after officials intercepted a package that had been shipped from Mexico to his address on Stone Street.

Read Saturday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.


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  • Razorbacker1
    May 13, 2016 at 2:47 p.m.

    This is a non issue if marijuana was legal. Legalize it and tax it.

  • 686
    May 13, 2016 at 4:14 p.m.

    Higher bond than many people get for murder charges.

  • itryed
    May 13, 2016 at 4:39 p.m.

    "Murder legal in California"...
    OJ Simpson

  • Mtnfreebird
    May 13, 2016 at 4:42 p.m.

    Gone are the days to just cut or split it with the officer.
    Will their be an automatic release and drop of charges/clear the record when the law changes?
    Then, with all the empty cells, we can fill them up with politicians.

  • hurricane46
    May 13, 2016 at 4:46 p.m.

    What is going on in Jonesboro these days?

  • Mtnfreebird
    May 13, 2016 at 5:03 p.m.

    Drugs offered or sold to minor's and/or harm to others while under the influence penalty should be life imprisonment.
    In addition, law enforcement knows where every major meth dealer is; why won't they remove them?

  • MaxCady
    May 13, 2016 at 6:11 p.m.

    You can't hide the smell of that much pot!