$700,000 Worth of Marijuana Seized in Separate Drug Busts

Published: Jan. 21, 2008 at 3:53 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 14, 2014 at 10:28 PM CST
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DPS Troopers in the Panhandle send a strong message to drug traffickers after they seized more than $700,000 worth of marijuana in six separate busts since Thursday.

The first bust Thursday morning was the largest. Troopers found 750 pounds of marijuana worth almost $316,000 in the cargo area of a motor home during a traffic stop near Vega just before 8 a.m. Two men were arrested in that bust.

The second stop happened just after 12:30 p.m. Thursday. Troopers arrested a man and woman just outside of Amarillo after DPS discovered 20 pounds of marijuana worth about $8,500 in their vehicle.

About an hour later, 53 pounds of marijuana worth more than $185,000 were found inside a Trailblazer that had been stopped west of McLean. Troopers arrested two people in that bust.

Just after 8 p.m. Saturday, Troopers in Potter County arrested the female driver of a Mitsubishi Gallant after they found 52 pounds of marijuana stuffed into two large duffel bags in the trunk. Troopers say it's worth almost $30,000.

Early Sunday morning in Carson County, Troopers found 378 pounds of marijuana worth almost $160,000 hidden in luggage inside a Honda. Two people were arrested in that bust.

And finally, Troopers arrested two men after 16 pounds of marijuana were found in the trunk of a car during a traffic stop in Oldham County Sunday afternoon. The drugs were worth more than $6,700.

DPS says all the stops were made on I-40. They also believe most of the drugs originated from California and were headed to areas outside of Texas. Combined, Troopers seized more than 1,200 pounds of marijuana. For Your Cell Phone
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