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4/23/2013 9:45:00 PM
Border Patrol, YCSO make 60-pound pot bust
The Daily Courier

CONGRESS - U.S. Border Patrol agents watching for human smuggling stopped a pickup truck early Friday morning and found 60 pound of marijuana in bricks, prompting them to call the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office, sheriff's spokesman Dwight D'Evelyn said.

Jose Buenrostro, 34, from El Mirage, and Carlos Zepeda, 32, from Los Angeles, were arrested as they drove on U.S. Highway 93 near Congress at about 12:15 a.m., D'Evelyn said, when the Border Patrol agents developed suspicions that the Chevy Silverado was being used to smuggle people.

It wasn't, but the agents found three large buckets, each containing various sizes of bricks of plastic-wrapped marijuana, D'Evelyn said.

Deputies took the men into custody and booked them on charges of possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale, and transportation of marijuana.

Buenrostro and Zepeda, both U.S. citizens from Mexico, are being held in the Camp Verde jail on a $100,000 bond.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2013
Article comment by: Mr Maverick

Another waste of our money. How much meth, herion and other legal pharmicuticals are getting through w/o any headlines. 60 lbs is not even a drop in the bucket and not worth mentioning. I would rather hear about our Iron Brotherhood criminal police and what is being done with them.

Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2013
Article comment by: A Real Scarey Situation

Ah, I sure do feel safer that Homeland Security is at work and ditto for our DOJ, Eric Holder. HA

Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Article comment by: Alfonso Siglio

I feel safer.

Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Article comment by: A Thinker

'Somewhere there are some very unhappy drug king pins...' lol.. sure. I'll bet they're just despondent.

As long as the 'war' on a harmless plant continues they're going to continue to be rolling in US dollars. 60 lbs is chump change, which is why they didn't even bother to hide it well.
The only thing these guys really have to fear is an end to prohibition... so save your comment for the day that happens.

Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Article comment by: Carl Imparel

Somewhere there are some very unhappy drug king pins...

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