71 pounds of marijuana seized, California man arrested

Amarillo, TX - On Friday, January 24th around 9:50pm an Amarillo police officer stopped a car for speeding heading eastbound on I-40 & Western.

A consent to search the vehicle was obtained. During a search of the trunk duffle bags with vacuumed sealed bags of marijuana were found. A total of 71 pounds of marijuana valued at $300,000 was seized.

61 year old Gilbert Earl Desoto of Milpitas, CA, was booked into the Potter County Detention Center.

Desoto was charged with possession of marijuana over 50 lbs. but less than 500lbs.