DPS seize over $700,000 in Marijuana

Amarillo, TX - The Texas Department of Public Safety seized over $700,000 in marijuana Wednesday morning.

Around 8 a.m. a DPS trooper stopped a 2005 Honda Odyssey for a traffic violation on I-40 near Conway, in Carson County. During the stop, the trooper found six large packages of marijuana inside the vehicle, weighing 117 pounds.

The driver, Ryan Louis Lurie, 26, of Los Angeles was arrested. He was booked into the Carson County jail and charged with felony possession of marijuana. The illegal drugs were allegedly being transported from California to an unknown destination.