Oregon man en route to Texas arrested for possession of marijuana

PHOENIX, AZ (NBC) - A man from Oregon is arrested after authorities in Arizona found 250 pounds of marijuana stashed in moving boxes.

The bust happened on Wednesday when a deputy with the Navajo County Sheriff's Office pulled over a vehicle on Interstate 40.

When officers searched the vehicle, they found Home Depot boxes filled with marijuana and non-household items.

Authorities say the drugs have an estimated street value of $750,000.

The driver, 33-year-old Justin Roper told deputies he was from Oregon and was headed to Texas.

He was booked into the Navajo County Jail for transportation of marijuana and possession of marijuana for sale.