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Police: Arizona man caught with pounds of marijuana, plants

Manuel Armour, 50, Arizona City, Arizona
Manuel Armour, 50, Arizona City, Arizona

An Arizona man was arrested after Will County deputies caught him with about 28 pounds of marijuana and 40 marijuana plants, police said.

About 10:30 a.m. Saturday, deputies were on a routine patrol on eastbound Interstate 80 near Houbolt Road when they ran a license plate on a vehicle that came back as suspended in Arizona, Will County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Kathy Hoffmeyer said in an email.

Deputies pulled the car over and spoke with the driver, Manuel Armour, 50, of the 9900 block of West Leander Drive in Arizona City, Arizona. The deputies smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle.

A sheriff’s K-9 unit arrived on the scene, police said, and when K-9 dog completed a sniff search on the outside of the vehicle, it hit on possible narcotics.

Deputies searched the vehicle and found about three ounces of marijuana wax, 28 pounds of marijuana, 40 marijuana plants and a scale, police said.

Armour was arrested and charged with marijuana trafficking, delivery and manufacturing of more than 1 ounce of marijuana, possession of more than 11 pounds of marijuana, possession of marijuana plants and driving with a suspended registration.

Armour was taken to the Will County jail about 2 p.m. Saturday. He then appeared at a bond hearing Monday.

Hoffmeyer said Armour has an active warrant for his arrest from Pinal County, Arizona. After his bond hearing, he was returned to custody on that warrant, she said.

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