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DPS Trooper Seizes Over 28 Pounds of Marijuana

WICHITA FALLS - The Texas Department of Public Safety conducted a traffic stop Tuesday on U.S. 287 that resulted in the seizure of 28 pounds of marijuana valued at over $169,000.

On Tuesday around 8:00 a.m. a Texas DPS trooper made a traffic stop on a 2008 Honda Civic traveling south on U.S. 287 for a traffic violation near Iowa Park in Wichita County. 

Jason Burke, 35 of Florida and Phillip Jenkins, age 55 of Arizona were placed under arrest for possession of marijuana over five pounds but less than fifty, a third-degree felony, and booked into the Wichita County Jail.

According to officials, the drugs were being transported from Flagstaff, Arizona to Boston, Florida.

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