BENTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
SHERIFF SHAWN HOLLOWAY
For Immediate Release February 23, 2018
Contact: Sergeant Shannon Jenkins, PIO
55lbs of Marijuana Seized
On February 20, 2018 at approximately 1630 hours, the Benton County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit, along with Arkansas and Oklahoma DEA, completed a controlled delivery of 55 pounds of marijuana. The street value is approximately $82,000.00.
An Officer with the Sallisaw PD conducted a traffic stop on a Car Hauler. During the stop the officer could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from a 1993 Toyota T-100 Pick-Up. During the search of the truck, marijuana was found in the tool box located in the back of the truck. The officer believed approximately 40lbs of marijuana was within the tool box. The Oklahoma DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) was then contacted.
Through a brief investigation, it was determined that the marijuana was to be delivered in Benton County. The Arkansas DEA was then contacted and a controlled delivery was arranged through the DEA’s Office and Benton County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division.
Peter Lee, D.O.B. 06-15-1975, was arrested in connection with this case. He was booked into the Benton County Jail for the charge of Possession of Controlled Substance, AR State Statute 5-64-419. Lee later posted a $50,000.00 bond and will appear in Benton County Circuit Court Division 1, on April 02, 2018.