State Police seize 1,632 pounds of marijuana in traffic stop near Morrilton July 13, 2022 By Griffin Coop The black market for marijuana is alive and well if the news out of Conway County is any indicator. Last Wednesday, the Arkansas State Police found 1,632 pounds of marijuana in a trailer that was being hauled on I-40 near Morrilton, according to a new release from the state police. The driver, from North Carolina, and the passenger, from Virginia, were arrested and charged with trafficking a controlled substance and possession of felony drug paraphernalia, according to the release. Last year, the state police’s Interstate Criminal Patrol team seized 6,063.12 pounds of marijuana with a street value of $27,501,879, according to the agency’s annual report. From the news release: On Wednesday, July 6th, at 12:51 PM, an Arkansas State Trooper initiated a traffic stop of a Ford Expedition towing a trailer in an eastbound lane of Interstate 40 in Conway County near Morrilton. The vehicle had been witnessed crossing out its lane past the fog line. While questioning the vehicle driver a request was made and granted to search the vehicle and trailer. A Morrilton police officer and K9 responded to the traffic stop. During a sweep around the trailer, the K9 alerted to the trailer, leading the trooper to inspect the interior compartment where 1,632 pounds of marijuana was discovered. The driver of the vehicle, Alrick D. Perry, 37, of Bermuda Run, North Carolina and his passenger, Kristopher E. Morgan, 40, of Virginia Beach, Virginia were arrested and transported to the Conway County Detention Center. Both individuals have been charged with trafficking a controlled substance and possession of felony drug paraphernalia.