Woman Busted with 26 Pounds of Pot at Hot Springs Bus Station

Bus driver alerted authorities to the strong smell of marijuana coming from his bus.
HOT SPRINGS, AR -- A woman was arrested at the Hot Springs Transportation Plaza after police dogs sniffed out more than 26 pounds of pot in her suitcase.

According to Hot Springs Daily, a Greyhound bus driver called police and told them he could smell the strong odor of marijuana coming from his bus.

An officer with the 18th Judicial Task Force responding to the call says he could smell the odor as he approached the passenger door of the bus, so he contacted the K-9 Unit.

After pulling all the luggage off the bus, the K-9 officer alerted on a bag belonging to 20-year-old Tynekkia Cockrill, which contained 26.5 pounds of marijuana, according to the article.

Cockrill reportedly told police she flew to Houston, Texas, picked up the suitcase and was riding the Greyhound Bus to Paducah, Kent. to drop it off.

She was arrested and taken to the Garland County Detention Center, where she was charged with possession of a schedule VI controlled substance with purpose to deliver.

Jail records indicate that she has since been released.

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