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Hundreds of pounds of pot found at sites in Yavapai County

PRESCOTT, Ariz. — Packages containing hundreds of pounds of marijuana were found in two separate locations in Yavapai County in north-central Arizona, the Sheriff’s Office said.

A pile of 30 vacuum-sealed packages containing 48 pounds (22 kilograms) of marijuana was found Friday outside Rimrock by Forest Service personnel who initially thought it was trash, while over 230 similar packages containing 357 pounds (162 kilograms) of marijuana were found the same day within the Sedona city limits, the Sheriff’s Office said Monday.

A regional narcotics unit will investigate the discoveries, which also included packages containing sheets of THC wax found at each location, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Narcotics detectives estimated the marijuana’s street value at $648,000 and that of the THC wax at over $100,000.