285 pounds of Marijuana found in Freight delivery

An Arizona man was arrested Monday by federal drug enforcement agents in Fort Wayne for receiving 285 pounds of marijuana in a crate originally delivered to Towne Air and Freight, 9402 Yeager Lane, from Arizona.

Jose Angel Garcia, 20, also known as Miguel Angel Lopez, was arrested at a barn in the 16000 block of Smith Road and charged Tuesday in U.S. District Court with conspiracy to commit possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

According to court documents, Garcia left a Bowser Avenue address shortly after noon Monday and drove to a hotel in the 6500 block of Bluffton Road and stayed there until just after 2 p.m. He left the hotel wearing medical scrubs and drove to Towne, picked up the crate, and took it to the barn, where several cars and people waited.

Drug enforcement agents watched from afar and later arrested Garcia as he was leaving the barn. He told police someone by phone in Arizona told him to change clothes before going to the barn. He also said he was paid $1,200 to deliver the crate.

Source: The News-Sentinel

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