Officers from the Arkansas Highway Police (AHP) Division of the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) uncovered the significant shipment of illegal drugs in a vehicle along Interstate 30 near Benton on Monday afternoon.
While on patrol, a Highway Police officer stopped a 2012 Chevrolet Impala for a traffic violation.
The AHP says the marijuana was found in the trunk of the car and it has an estimated street value of $40,000.
The driver was identified as Arron Harris, 28, of Beaver, Ohio. Harris and a passenger, Anthony Watson, 36, of Columbus, Ohio, were arrested for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.