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Texas Man Arrested On I-40 Near Ash Fork For 100 Pounds Of Marijuana In His Vehicle

A Texas man was arrested last Friday on Interstate-40 near Ash Fork after Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputies discovered several pounds of marijuana in his vehicle. Deputies pulled over a gold 2020 Kia SUV with Texas plates for speeding and other moving violations at around 11:15 p.m. The driver was identified as 38-year-old Victor Clemons of Texas. While a deputy was standing on the passenger side of the vehicle, he could smell an odor of marijuana coming from the SUV. He noticed several large duffel bags in the rear cargo area. When questioned about the bags, Clemons admitted he had a handgun in the vehicle and an ounce of pot. He eventually confessed to transporting 100 pounds of marijuana in five bags. The marijuana was all in vacuum sealed one-pound packages. He told officers he was taking the pot from Texas to California and would be paid for the trip. Clemons was booked into the Camp Verde Detention Center on charges related to the incident. He remains in jail on $100-thousand dollars bond.