Monday, November 27, 2006

Memphis Police Make Major Pot Arrest

Posted on Mon, Nov 27, 2006 at 4:00 AM

Eight Mexican nationals are in custody after Memphis Police discovered 1,300 pounds of marijuana, one kilo of cocaine, and over a half million dollars in a southwest Memphis home this morning.

The arrest came after a nine-month federal and local investigation of the drug ring. The drugs were imported from Mexico and distributed here. Memphis Police Director Larry Godwin says the men were receiving thousands of pounds of marijuana every three weeks.

“We’ve been trying to build a case and get [the drugs] when [they] were delivered. This morning was the time,” said Godwin at a press conference earlier today.

Also seized were 10 vehicles, two semi trucks, and one semi-trailer all used for drug distribution and an assortment of automatic weapons and pistols.

The case remains under investigation, and Godwin says more arrests are possible.

by Bianca Phillips

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