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Updated Feb 19, 2014 - 2:29 pm

Popeye outraged: Arizona authorities find marijuana in truckload of spinach

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — All the green stuff in a tractor-trailer rig stopped in
northern Arizona wasn’t spinach.

Highway Patrol officers found 1,000 pounds of marijuana in the big rig carrying
spinach after it was stopped on eastbound Interstate 40 in Flagstaff on Tuesday
for an equipment violation.

The Arizona Daily Sun reported that Department of Public Safety officers took the
truck to a Wal-Mart store to use its loading dock to remove the marijuana from
the trailer.

The driver and another person were arrested and jailed on suspicion of various
drug charges. Their identities were not released immediately.

The Sun reported that authorities are investigating where the marijuana shipment
originated and where it was headed.


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