ARKANSAS HIGHWAY POLICE SEIZE DRUG SHIPMENT
LITTLE ROCK (3-22) Officers from the Arkansas Highway Police Division of the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) have uncovered another significant shipment of illegal drugs, according to AHTD Director Dan Flowers.
On Tuesday, March 20, 2007, a tractor-trailer rig was stopped on Interstate 40 in Crawford County. During a safety inspection of the truck, officers from the Arkansas Highway Police discovered several bundles of marijuana weighing approximately 216 pounds and valued at approximately $162,000.
The driver was identified as Leslie Colman, age 49, of Lauderhill, Florida. It is believed the truck, transporting a load of produce, was traveling from California to Connecticut. Colman was arrested at the scene for Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver and is being held at the Crawford County Detention Center. Colman is scheduled for arraignment in Crawford County Circuit Court on Wednesday, March 28, 2007.