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Hundreds of pounds of pot found at sites in Yavapai County

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Posted at 11:30 AM, Jan 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-07 13:30:27-05

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say 400 pounds of marijuana were found in two separate locations in Yavapai County in north-central Arizona.

The county Sheriff's Office said 30 vacuum-sealed packages containing 48 pounds of marijuana were found Friday outside Rimrock by Forest Service personnel who initially thought it was trash and that over 230 similar packages containing 357 pounds of marijuana were found later that day within Sedona's city limits.

A regional narcotics unit will investigate the discoveries, which also included packages containing sheets of THX wax found at each location. Narcotics detectives estimated the marijuana's street value at $648,000 and that of the THC wax at over $100,000.