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Major marijuana bust in Hempstead County Tuesday

By Kevin McKinnon, 07/11/12 12:14 PM

Two Texas men were arrested after 160 pounds of marijuana was found in a barbecue smoker the men were towing eastbound on Interstate 30 Tuesday.

Jenaro Zuniga, 40, of Dallas, and Jose Dejesus Duarte, 40, of Duncanville, were pulled over by Trooper Adam Pinner around 9 a.m. near the 23 mile marker in a 1999 Ford F-350 dually. Hempstead County deputies Investigator Gary Dorman and Captain Frank McJunkins assisted Trooper Pinner with the traffic stop.

Zungia and Duarte were charged with possession with intent to deliver and booked into the Hempstead County Detention Center to await a first court appearance.

The truck and smoker were seized and stored at the Sheriff’s Department impound yard.

After the marijuana was inventoried, it was taken to the crime lab at the University of Arkansas Community College at Hope.

Jenaro Zuniga and Jose Dejesus Duarte,

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