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Marijuana confiscated from tractor-trailer on I-95

Posted July 21, 2010
Updated July 24, 2010

— More than $270,000 worth of drugs was confiscated Wednesday morning by the state Highway Patrol and Rocky Mount police.

Troopers stopped a tractor-trailer on Interstate 95 near mile-marker 138 in Nash County for a minor traffic violation.

During the stop, the trooper said he became suspicious of criminal activity and asked the driver for consent to search the truck. The trooper found more than 67 pounds of marijuana in the truck's cab, according to the Highway Patrol.

Arturo Mena, 48, of Miami, Fla., was arrested and charged with drug trafficking. He bonded out of the Nash County jail Wednesday.


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  • Roland K. Jul 22, 2010

    darn, there goes my weekend.

  • Angel67 Jul 22, 2010

    what is hydro pot???? i'm dumb...

  • arfamr1006 Jul 22, 2010

    hoda thunk it? Arturo. Never woulda guessed that

  • johnmcdonough Jul 22, 2010

    whisper stop i am sure

  • 1BigEx Jul 22, 2010

    Wral, is that you? You couldn't find anything at all negative to post about the trooper? You must dig deeper!

  • TurboRockShow Jul 22, 2010

    Great job! Now go celebrate by having a drink with your friends and talk about how immoral marijuana users are. How dare they not drink their drug! Terrible criminals!

  • Just the facts mam Jul 22, 2010

    Great job Troopers!!!

  • Eastern N.C. Native Jul 22, 2010

    Good to go. Bet he doesn't appear in court.

  • ajeralddavis Jul 22, 2010

    the people: the bail agent that bonded him is enjoying his money right now, but you know that the Nash County School Board could use that money when the bond defaults!

  • ajeralddavis Jul 22, 2010

    Way to go NCSHP, you're not all bad!