Nashville police: Crate contains 140 pounds of marijuana

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville police say narcotics detectives intercepted a crate of marijuana that was shipped from Phoenix for distribution to street dealers in the Tennessee city.

Detectives received information last week that the 327-pound wooden crate located at a Nashville freight company could be tied to criminal activity.

A police dog checked the crate and indicated the presence of drug odor. Police say officers obtained a search warrant for the crate, which was found to contain about 140 pounds of marijuana. As undercover detectives watched, the crate was delivered to the scheduled address.

Police say they later made two arrests, including a suspect accused of going to Nashville to oversee the marijuana load.