Phoenix Residents Caught Driving More Than 1,200 Pounds of Pot Back From Mexico on 4/20

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An RV similar to one of the motor homes used in the smuggling attempts this weekend.


Today in Found at the Border: Three Phoenix residents were caught trying to bring back more than 1,200 pounds of marijuana to the United States in RVs, on the pot holiday of "4/20."

If the more seasoned drug-smugglers can get caught crossing the border by hiding drugs in specially fabricated compartments or inside bodily orifices, you can bet the pot-filled RV plot didn't go over so well.

First, Teddy Dwayne Scamp, 51, and Margaret Jean Lins, 38, drove an RV to the port of entry in Lukeville.

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One of the pot finds in the RVs.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers noticed Scamp "appeared nervous" and was "shuddering" while he was being asked customs declaration questions, according to federal court documents.

Upon further inspection, officers noticed what appeared to be some modifications to the RV. An X-ray image of the RV confirmed those suspicions, and nearly 700 pounds of pot was found under the mattress and in a wall compartment of the RV.

Lins told officers they were hired by guys in Rocky Point to drive the RV back into the United States.

They both denied that they knew they were smuggling drugs, but admitted that the whole arrangement seemed "suspicious," according to court documents.

An hour after that, another Phoenix resident, 56-year-old Herbert Medcalf came through the same port of entry. You can imagine that the officers on duty may have been suspicious of people from Phoenix driving RVs over the border that day.

An X-ray of the RV revealed about 575 pounds of marijuana in that rig.

According to federal court paperwork, the drivers of both RVs, Scamp and Medcalf, happened to have the same contact, named only "Carlos," stored in their phones. Coincidentally, they had both made recent contact with Carlos.

All three Phoenix residents face marijuana-smuggling charges.

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23 comments
Jay Burwell
Jay Burwell

UM- All brains aside- Because its still cheaper??? Doh... Free markets please...

AzNtv1
AzNtv1

Dudes, US Customs Agents do nothing but look at vehicles and people ALL DAY LONG.  So yeah, let's drive through the port of entry with a boat load of weed!!!  What could go wrong?  BTW, have you ever seen the gigantic vehicle xray machine they use?  Clueless.

jeanjb
jeanjb

this is too funny anymore! LOL

wtf...
wtf...

 "admitted that the whole arrangement seemed "suspicious,"



HAHAHA... No shit!

DNichols
DNichols

Did  Cheech, and Chong own that R.V.?

The driver should have thrown a fatty in a station wagon full of Nuns.

Jimmy Green
Jimmy Green

Used to call that. Hexi mexi. Or ditch weed. Gotta love that agent orange taste. Yum.

Lori Reynolds
Lori Reynolds

Uh oh, they thought they were the Miller's. LOL

Chris Hirsch
Chris Hirsch

Mexico weed is nasty, the were uninformed and thought Mexico has good Sh!t.

Don Cushman
Don Cushman

Mexican weed will never go out of style...like me a good brick every now and again.....lol. Make mine Michoacan!!!!

Kurt Kreiger
Kurt Kreiger

they got a better cut...not like they were gonna SMOKE 1200 lbs...

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