Truck Driver Pleads Guilty To Trading $50,000 Worth Of Lunch Meat For Crack

Seems like a lot of baloney.

An Arkansas truck driver has pleaded guilty to trading $50,000 worth of lunch meat for crack cocaine.

Larry Ron Bowen was sentenced on Monday to a year of inpatient drug treatment and six years of probation, the Memphis Flyer reports. He also must pay $18,500 in restitution.

Bowen, 45, of Mabelvale, Arkansas, was hired last June to deliver $50,000 worth of lunch meat to locations in Alabama and Florida.

But Bowen never delivered the meat, according to prosecutors.

When the truck went missing for three days, the company that hired Bowen used the truck's GPS to locate it at a service station in Memphis, WMCActionNews reports.

Officers told the station they found Bowen near the truck eating a lunch meat sandwich.

The refrigerated trailer holding the lunch meat was gone and the truck tires had been replaced with cheaper ones, according to the Associated Press.

Police said Bowen told them he stopped at the service station three days earlier and "inadvertently" traded the rig to two men who offered him crack cocaine.

It is unclear exactly how much crack was traded for the truck of lunch meat.



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