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Troopers uncover marijuana in multiple weekend traffic stops

59 lbs / $358,000 found on Saturday; 20 lbs. / $121,000 found on Sunday 59 lbs / $358,000 found on Saturday; 20 lbs. / $121,000 found on Sunday

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - In two separate traffic stops on Interstate 40 this past weekend, Texas state troopers say they uncovered nearly half-a-million dollars in marijuana.

Just before 10:00 a.m. Saturday, troopers near Bushland report finding over 59 pounds of marijuana inside a car while conducting a traffic stop.  They say all together, the drugs are worth more than $358,000.

The driver and passenger, 30 year-old Hanchen Zhou and 51 year-old Andy Hoang, both from Sacramento, Calif., were booked into the Potter County jail, charged with felony possession of marijuana.

Troopers say the drugs were being taken from Sacramento to Georgia.

The following morning, troopers report making another bust in the same area.

Just before 7:30 a.m. near Bushland, troopers stopped another car, and inside, they say they found several bundles of marijuana.

They report the total stash weighing more than 20 pounds and worth more than $121,000.

The driver and passenger, both from Alabama, are identified as 26 year-old Theodis Baldwin and 31 year-old James Baldwin.  Troopers believe they were taking the drugs from Sacramento to Alabama.

They were both booked into the Potter County jail, charged with felony possession of marijuana.

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