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TUBAC - Police pulled over a truck containing approximately $400,000 worth of marijuana about 35 miles south of Tucson on Wednesday.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety issued a press release today detailing the incident, in which some 743 pounds of marijuana were removed from a septic tank on the vehicle on I-19 near of Tubac, Ariz.
According to the press release, a DPS officer pulled the truck over at about 4:00 p.m. after noticing the vehicle was displaying invalid license plates. Upon searching the vehicle, the officer found bales of marijuana packed into the truck's holding tank.
The truck's driver, Leonard Salcido, 24, of Tucson, was booked into Santa Cruz County Jail on charges of possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale and transportation of marijuana for sale.
DPS Canine and Hazardous Materials units helped with the investigation.