Trooper seizes over 100 pounds of marijuana, arrest 1 near Conway

Trooper seizes over 100 pounds of marijuana, arrest 1 near Conway
TxDPS seized 101 pounds of marijuana near Conway (Source: Texas Department of Public Safety)

CONWAY, Texas (KFDA) - One man is facing drug charges after a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper seized over 100 pounds of marijuana in Carson County.

Wednesday about 2:59 p.m., a trooper stopped a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado that was traveling east on Interstate 40 near Conway for a traffic violation.

The driver was identified as 54-year-old Thomas Wimmer, of Clear Water, Florida.

During the traffic stop, the trooper found multiple vacuum-sealed packages of marijuana in the truck bed that weighed about 101 pounds.

Wimmer was arrested and is facing a charge of felony possession of marijuana.

He was booked into the Carson County jail.

Officials said the drugs were being transported from Los Angeles to Brandon, Florida.

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