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Brothers busted along I-40 with meth-laced muffins and other baked goods

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FORREST CITY, AR (WMC-TV) - The muffins sitting on the store shelf are usually baked with blueberries or even chocolate chips.

"This is the first time for me to hear about meth in a muffin," says St. Francis County Sheriff Bobby May.

"What if you start eating the muffin and someone who doesn't know that it's laced with meth?" said May.  "I could see where a person could overdose very easily."

Five pounds of muffins, which later tested positive for methamphetamine, were found in a car with brothers Nathan and Brian Daly of Greenville, South Carolina.

They were stopped earlier this week along Interstate 40 just east of Forrest City after an Arkansas State Trooper saw the car weaving excessively.

In addition to the muffins, four pounds of marijuana-laced cookies and $200,000 worth of hydroponically grown marijuana were recovered.

"It's raised in water and nutrients fed through the water," said May.  "It has a street value of $3,000 a pound."

The brothers told police they had been up for days and swapped driving duties during their trip.  They claimed they were to get paid $5,000 for delivering the baked goods.

"They thought the would get it in under the wire," said Forrest City resident Tiffany Cunningham.  "But it didn't work out that way."

The muffins and other evidence were sent to the state crime lab.

Nathan and Brian Daly were charged with possession of drugs with intent to deliver.  They bonded out of the St. Francis County Jail after spending one night.

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