Douglas teen busted with hundreds of pounds of pot

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TUCSON -- Authorities arrested a 17-year-old Douglas boy after authorities caught him with more than 500 pounds of marijuana.

The seizure occurred Friday night at the Douglas port of entry.

Customs and Border Protection officers became suspicious of a Dodge Dakota being driven by a teen from Douglas.

Authorities said an inspection of the truck bed revealed a secret compartment.

The drugs and the truck were seized.

The boy was turned over to the custody of his parents pending a court summons before a federal magistrate.

Information from: Arizona Daily Star

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