Missouri man busted for drugs in northern Arizona
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say a Missouri man is in custody after 90 pounds of marijuana were found during a traffic stop in northern Arizona.
The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office says 42-year-old Nate Shaffer has been arrested for possession of marijuana for sale and transportation of marijuana for sale.
Sheriff's spokesman Dwight D'Evelyn says a deputy pulled over Shaffer on Monday on I-40 near Ashfork.
Authorities say a drug-sniffing dog indicated there was drugs or contraband in the trunk.
Deputies found a duffel bag with prepackaged marijuana bricks worth at least $50,000.
Shaffer admitted to authorities he had been paid several thousand dollars to transport the marijuana from Northern California to Texas.
Shaffer is being held on $25,000 bond.