Nearly 500 pounds of marijuana seized at Amarillo motel

AMARILLO, TX - Amarillo police say a drug sniffing dog found nearly 500 pounds of marijuana hidden in a vehicle Wednesday morning.

Police were alerted by guests at an Amarillo motel after a suspicious truck was reportedly parked outside. Police investigated the vehicle and a police K-9 alerted officers to the gas tank area and prompted police for further investigation.

Officers discovered a false bottom near the gas tank and were able to remove 500 individually wrapped bundles of marijuana. Police did not locate the individual driving the truck and the registered owner of the vehicle is being sought.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding this or any other crime to contact Amarillo Crime Stoppers at 806-374-4400. Tips can also be submitted online at A reward may be offered and you may remain anonymous.