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Arkansas deputies seize 160 pounds of pot found in Bar-B-Que pit

Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 7:08pm

Two Texas men are in the Hempstead County Dention center after getting busted with 160 pounds of marijuana in a Bar-B-Que smoker.

At around 9:00 a.m. on July 10, deputies pulled over a truck driven by Jenaro Zunig, 40, of Dallas, Texas, and Jose Dejesus Duarte, of Duncaville, Texas, near mile marker 23 on I-30 East.

Authorities searched the vehicle and found about 160 pounds of pot inside of the smoker. They arrested both men and seized the truck. After the marijuana was inventoried, it was taken by law enforcement to the crime lab at the UACCH campus. The truck and smoker were stored at the sheriff’s impound yard.

Both Zungia and Duarte are being held at the HCDC pending a First Court Appearance. They are charged with possession with purpose to deliver.

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