2011-10-06 / Local & State

223 Lbs. Of Marijuana Seized, Pa. Trucker Charged

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Police say they seized 223 pounds of marijuana that had been hauled in a tractortrailer after an officer became suspicious about the cargo being unloaded into a pickup truck at a shopping center.

Authorities filed drug charges against the truck's owner, 40-year- old Andre Lue, after a Lansdale police officer happened on the suspicious scene early Wednesday morning.

Investigators say the person removing cargo from the tractor-trailer sped away in the pickup after being noticed. Officials say the truck was found abandoned with seven bales of marijuana inside. A search of the tractortrailer turned up two more bales.

Lue was arrested at an apartment complex nearby. He's jailed on $500,000 bail.

Police are still seeking the pickup’s driver.

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