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State Police net 200 lbs of pot at Gallup Port of Entry

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New Mexico State Police seized 204 pounds of Marijuana from a Commercial Motor Vehicle at the Gallup Port of Entry west of Gallup, N.M. Nov. 19.

During a safety cab inspection conducted by State Police officers on the trailer of the CMV, officers observed six large cardboard boxes inside of the trailer with no markings. The six cardboard boxes located were not listed on the cargo. Officers could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the area of the carboard boxes. After a search, State Police officers found 204 pounds of Marijuana inside of the boxes.

The driver Arthur Ziretsyan, 25, of Van Nuys, CA was arrested without incident and booked into the Gallup-McKinley County Detention Center.

Arthur Ziretsyan was charged with following:

  • Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute (Felony)
  • Possession of Marijuana (Over 8 Ounces) (Felony)