Border Patrol agents working near the immigration checkpoint on Arizona 80 near Tombstone found more than just the dearly departed inside a hearse on Saturday — 67 pounds of marijuana.
Agents working near the checkpoint noticed a white hearse traveling north of Tombstone and conducted an immigration vehicle stop at Arizona 82 and Arizona 90. After questioning the driver, a drug-sniffing dog was requested and alerted to an odor coming from the hearse. Agents removed a casket and found more than $33,000 worth of marijuana inside. Mixed in with the drugs were several bags of marijuana designed to mask the odor of the pot.
The hearse and drugs were seized. The driver, a 28-year-old man from the United States, was arrested on suspicion of drug smuggling.