Arizona DPS: 8 arrested after freeway drug seizure

Arizona DPS: 8 arrested after freeway drug seizure

CREATED Oct 29, 2012

Web Producer: Taylor Higgins

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona authorities say eight people have been arrested following a drug seizure and an attempt to ram a highway patrol officer's car.

An Arizona Department of Public Safety officer tried to stop a pickup truck for speeding Sunday morning when another vehicle came from behind and attempted to ram the patrol car.

The officer took evasive action and avoided the collision. Both vehicles were eventually stopped on a Phoenix freeway. DPS says 215 pounds of marijuana and almost 12 grams of methamphetamine were seized from the vehicles.

DPS says three suspects were booked into Maricopa County Jail on charges of participating in a criminal enterprise, transportation of marijuana for sale and possession of dangerous drugs.

Authorities say five suspects were turned over to the custody of the U.S. Border Patrol.

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