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Friday, February 17, 2006

Jefferson County seizes more than 2,000 pounds of marijuana
The Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — More than two thousand pounds of marijuana have been seized by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. Authorities say that makes it possibly the largest drug bust in the history of Alabama.

The sheriff's office said the its Highway Safety Unit seized the marijuana worth more than four (m) million dollars Thursday. Federal charges are being sought in the case.

Thirty-nine year old Guillermo Carmona and twenty-five year old Darwin Argueta-Aceituna, both of California, were arrested for trafficking marijuana.

Authorities say the safety unit, which includes Hoover Police officers, has seized more than 10 million dollars worth of narcotics and drug money since last year.


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