YCSO: 2 men arrested, 6 pounds of pot seized during traffic stop

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Troy Joseph Jarvis (left) and James Henry Westrup By Christina O'Haver Troy Joseph Jarvis (left) and James Henry Westrup By Christina O'Haver
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YAVAPAI COUNTY, Ariz. -- Two men were arrested Tuesday after Yavapai County Sheriff's deputies reportedly found more than six pounds of marijuana inside a vehicle during a traffic stop.

Just after 7:30 a.m., deputies stopped a yellow Volkswagen Beetle on Interstate 40 west of Ash Fork for a traffic violation.

According to the sheriff's office, 19-year-old James Westrup, of Nevada, was driving the vehicle and 42-year-old Troy Jarvis, of California, was in the passenger seat.

The Volkswagen was a rental vehicle but neither man was named on the contract, the sheriff's office said.

Westrup told deputies he forgot his driver's license, but that he and Jarvis were traveling from Las Vegas to Oklahoma.

The sheriff's office said Westrup and Jarvis were acting nervous and unable to answer basic questions about their trip.

The men reportedly granted a deputy permission to search the vehicle even though K-9 Miley was standing by.

Deputies reportedly discovered two black blags containing more than six pounds of pot inside the trunk of the vehicle.

Jarvis and Westrup denied having any knowledge of the drugs.

They were arrested and booked into Camp Verde Detention Center on charges including possession of marijuana for sale and transportation of marijuana for sale.

They remained in custody Wednesday, each on $17,000 bond.