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ADOT commercial vehicle inspection nets 30 pounds of marijuana

ADOT commercial vehicle inspection nets 30 pounds of marijuana

December 24, 2015

PHOENIX ‒ A commercial vehicle inspection by the Arizona Transportation Department’s Enforcement and Compliance Division netted more than 30 pounds of marijuana.

Enforcement services officers were conducting a commercial vehicle inspection on the evening of Dec. 17 at the Topock Port of Entry in western Arizona when three large garbage bags filled with marijuana were found hidden among boxes of retail goods in the cargo section of semitrailer.

The marijuana and 18-wheeler were seized, and the driver was placed under arrest and booked under a $100,000 bond into the Mohave County jail on charges of possession and transportation for sale of marijuana.

ADOT’s primary goal is providing a safe, efficient and cost-effective transportation system and ensuring that commercial motor vehicles comply with weight, permit and registration regulations. Enforcement services officers with ADOT’s Enforcement and Compliance Division are certified to conduct truck safety inspections according to the national standards established by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance.

The Enforcement and Compliance Division focuses on supporting Arizona’s economy and improving the ability of commercial motor vehicles to move people, goods and services in a safe, efficient manner on state highways through the use of education, enforcement and technology.