Arizona authorities have arrested a 35-year-old Georgia man after they say they found more than 480 pounds of marijuana in the truck he was driving north of Phoenix.
Tommy Lee Pinkins of Moultrie, Ga., was booked into the Maricopa County Jail in Phoenix on charges of possession and transportation of marijuana for sale and illegal control of an enterprise.
An Arizona Department of Public Safety patrol officer stopped the truck Thursday on Interstate 17 for a safety inspection.
Officers say that with the help of a drug-sniffing dog from the Phoenix police, they located 481 pounds of marijuana in luggage inside the sleeper berth of the truck.
Authorities estimate the marijuana had a street value of more than $264,000.