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Flagstaff, AZ; On June 4, 2013 Coconino County Sheriff’s Deputies seized 37 pounds of marijuana out of a tire at a vehicle salvage yard on Leupp Road. The marijuana was discovered after a customer of the U-Pick-It Salvage Yard removed the tire from a pile of scrap tires. While an employee attempted to remove the tire from the rim, they discovered the marijuana between the tire and rim. The employee called the Sheriff’s Office to report the suspicious packages. A total of 12 individually wrapped packages of marijuana were removed from the tire. Investigators are working with salvage yard employees in an attempt to determine which vehicle the tire and wheel were mounted on.
According to officers assigned to the Northern Arizona Metro Street Crimes Task Force, the current average street value for one pound of marijuana in this area is estimated to be about $625.00 which would value the entire load at about $23,125.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation or any other crime may call the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office at 928-774-4523.
# # # Media and Public Contact: Gerry Blair, Coconino County Sheriff's Office, 928-226-5089