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Oct 28, 2013 2:29 PM by Brian White

Historical bust for Yavapai Sheriffs yields over 1 ton of medical-grade pot

YAVAPAI COUNTY - Sheriffs deputies pulled over a tractor trailer rig and uncovered over a ton of pot last Thursday-- the largest in its history.

A deputy patrolling the stretch of eastbound Interstate 40 between Seligman and Ashfork pulled over the driver of the trailer when he noticed an equipment violation and erratic driving, a release from Yavapai County Sheriffs detailed.

During questions, deputies said the driver and passenger were acting nervous and tried several time to deceive them. Deputies were also suspicious of their shipping documents.

A search of the trailer by the K9 unit revealed 2,350 pounds of marijuana packaged in vacuum-sealed bags. The seizure is estimated to have a street value of over $8 million.

The driver, 44-year-old Peng Law and his passenger, 45-year-old Bing Huang were charged with transporting, selling and possession of marijuana. They are being held on a $15 million bond.

Both men are from California. Deputies believe the marijuana was headed to the east coast.

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