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Nearly 200 pounds of marijuana seized during traffic stop

Troopers say nearly 200 pounds of marijuana were seized during a traffic stop Friday / Source: Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers say nearly 200 pounds of marijuana were seized during a traffic stop Friday / Source: Texas Department of Public Safety
CARSON COUNTY, TX (KFDA) -

Authorities say a driver traveling from Arizona to Oklahoma was detained after 196 pounds of marijuana was were found inside his vehicle.

The Texas Department of Public Safety says troopers seized the narcotics in Carson County on Friday. Officials reportedly discovered the marijuana in several plastic-wrapped bundles inside the vehicle's trunk and in a duffle bag in the backseat area.

The drugs are valued at approximately $1.18 million.

The driver, Leonardo Bererra Lopez, 23 was arrested with felony possession of marijuana. Lopez was transported and booked into the Carson County jail.

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