12News- Suspects by the names Robin Williams and Tupac were arrested with more than 100 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop near Payson Sunday.
Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers stopped a white Chevrolet pickup for a traffic violation as it was headed north on State Route 87 at milepost 250.
Troopers determined that there were "indicators of criminal activity," and a K9 officer was brought to the scene, along with a National Forest Service K9.
A search of the vehicle yielded five large plastic-wrapped packages of marijuana in a tool box and equipment box in the bed of the truck. The marijuana inside had a street value of about $69,000, according to Arizona DPS.
It's tough to truly feel bad for anyone that gets caught in possession of 114 pounds of literally any illegal substance, but I will say that I do have a soft spot in my heart for these two. I mean, they were never even given a chance for success. They could have been the greatest pot peddling duo in the drug game and it was only a matter of time before the suspiciousness of their government names had them behind bars. Chances are the only warning signs that their vehicle was packed to gills with sticky green weren't their driver's licenses, but you have to believe that having the name Tupac didn't help the guy whose eyes were anxiously darting around during a routine traffic stop. Having Robin fucking Williams acting fidgety in the passenger seat certainly didn't get him any closer to a warning and a "have a nice day!". Being the namesakes of two dead famous people from completely different walks of life is enough to make anyone turn their nose up, and turning their nose up is probably what gave those officers a pretty distinct whiff of the marijuana babies napping in the truck bed. If we are being totally honest then these two were probably destined for the criminal justice system anyway. I just can't help but think their parents never gave them a fair shot of evading it with names that are more skeptical than Bonnie and Clyde.