AMARILLO,TX-- The driver in a routine traffic stop was arrested after police recovered an estimated 1.6 pounds of meth, and other drug paraphernalia on August 25, 2015.
Around 3:30 Tuesday afternoon, an Amarillo Police officer stopped a 2001 Dodge pickup on the 4000 block of Canyon Drive for a traffic violation, but after the driver was seen putting something into the bed of the truck, the officer became suspicious and asked the driver for consent to search the vehicle.
A narcotic detection dog was also requested, and the canine alerted officers narcotics to be present in the vehicle. A search was then conducted producing two small baggies containing what is believed to be approximately 1/4 ounce of marijuana in the truck's console, and a further search of the pickup allowed police to find six more baggies hidden inside a car stereo box located in the bed of the truck. The bags contained an estimated 1.6 pounds of a white crystalline substance which later tested positive for methamphetamine.