Suspect arrested in abandoned Texas pot flight

AP News
Posted: Nov 28, 2011 8:18 PM
Suspect arrested in abandoned Texas pot flight

Authorities have arrested a man they suspect was the pilot of a small plane abandoned at a small Southeast Texas airstrip with about 100 pounds of marijuana onboard.

A Waller County Sheriff's Office statement says deputies and federal Homeland Security agents arrested 33-year-old Barrington Carl Slack late Monday afternoon outside an Italian restaurant in the Houston suburb of Humble (UHM'-buhl).

Slack was booked into the Waller County Jail in Hempstead, about 50 miles northwest of Houston. No bond has been set for the felony marijuana possession charge. Jail records list no hometown or attorney for Slack.

The twin-engine plane was found abandoned Nov. 21 after landing and skidding off the runway at Houston Executive Airport in Brookshire in Waller County, about 35 miles west of Houston.