Agents Find Gun, Marijuana at Immigration Checkpoint
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Tucson Station arrested an adult USC male March 22 after finding more than 50 pounds of marijuana and a loaded small-caliber handgun in a pick-up truck.
The man was eastbound on Highway 86 when he stopped at the immigration checkpoint and was referred to secondary inspection due to a canine alert. Agents searched the vehicle and located two large bricks of marijuana concealed in the walls of the truck’s bed and a .380-caliber handgun in the cab.
The man is currently in custody, facing federal drug charges. Agents seized the vehicle, weapon and marijuana.