DPS seizes 52 pounds of marijuana

DPS seizes 52 pounds of marijuana

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - The Texas Department of Public Safety seized 52 pounds of marijuana Sunday, Sept. 25, after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle in Carson County.

At approximately 6:30 p.m., a DPS trooper stopped a 2013 Ford Taurus traveling east on I-40 near Conway, for a traffic violation.

A DPS K-9 unit was called to the scene to assist. The trooper then discovered several vacuum-sealed packages of marijuana inside the trunk, valued at approximately $315,000.

The driver, Daniel Garcia, 45, was arrested and charged with felony possession of marijuana.

Garcia was transported and booked into the Carson County jail.

The drugs allegedly were being transported from California to St. Louis.

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