$303,000 worth of marijuana seized during traffic stop

$303,000 worth of marijuana seized during traffic stop

CARSON COUNTY, TX (KFDA) - Authorities seized 50 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop this week in Carson County, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Sergeant Cindy Barkley said a trooper stopped a vehicle on eastbound Interstate-40 late Tuesday evening for a traffic violation. A canine unit assisted on the stop and multiple vacuum-sealed packages of marijuana were found inside a speaker box in the vehicle.

Authorities estimate the drugs to be worth $303,000.

Two occupants of the car, both from California, were arrested and charged with felony possession of marijuana. Both were booked into the Carson County jail.

The drugs were allegedly being transported from San Francisco to Memphis, Tennessee.

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