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2 men arrested in Arizona for transporting pot

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Posted at 2:06 PM, Nov 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-19 17:06:43-05

Sheriff's deputies in Mohave County, Arizona, have arrested two more men for transportation of marijuana after stopping a vehicle on Interstate 40.

It happened shortly before 11 p.m. Nov. 18. The Mohave County Sheriff's Office says they stopped 29-year-old Andrew Kiley Frederick of Dothan, Alabama, and 28-year-old Michael Joseph Stefanson of Newton, Alabama, near milepost 51.

When deputies approached the vehicle, they could smell the marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Frederick told the deputies that the two men were traveling from California to Alabama. When deputies asked Stefanson about the marijuana smell, he reportedly showed them two small bags.

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A search of the vehicle revealed 12 vacuum-sealed bundles of marijuana weighing 12 pounds and a Ruger 40 caliber handgun.

The two men were arrested without incident and transported to the Mohave County Jail.