Operation Stonegarden pursuit results in 300 pounds of marijuana

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The 31-year-old driver and 24-year-old passeng  nearly 300 pounds of marijuana valued at almost $150,000 (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) The 31-year-old driver and 24-year-old passeng nearly 300 pounds of marijuana valued at almost $150,000 (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
The 31-year-old driver and 24-year-old passeng  nearly 300 pounds of marijuana valued at almost $150,000 (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) The 31-year-old driver and 24-year-old passeng nearly 300 pounds of marijuana valued at almost $150,000 (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
TUCSON, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

Department of Public Safety troopers arrested two U.S. citizens after following a pursuit on Interstate 10 near Tucson. The troopers were participating in Operation Stonegarden, a program that grants funds to other law enforcement agencies to enhance and strengthen border security throughout the U.S.

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The pursuit began when Troopers attempted to stop the 2010 Ford Pickup on I-10 near State Route 83, but the driver did not yield. A DPS helicopter crew monitored the pickup until it came to a stop. The troopers then arrested the two near Irvington and Palo Verde Road

The 31-year-old driver and 24-year-old passenger allegedly had nearly 300 pounds of marijuana valued at almost $150,000.

The troopers arrested the two citizens and seized the marijuana.

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