DPS troopers discover 100 pounds of marijuana

Amarillo, TX - The Texas Department of Public Safety says a trooper near Conway found more than $400,000 worth of pot in a traffic stop.

Just after 9:00 Thursday morning, the trooper stopped a car traveling east on I-40, and conducted a search of the vehicle.

In the trunk, the trooper found 100 one-pound bundles of marijuana, which they say was worth $435,000.

The driver, 67 year-old Douglas Lynn Peterson of American Fork, Utah, is charged with felony possession of a controlled substance.

Troopers believe the drugs were being taken from Arizona to Arkansas.