Drug Bust Near Groom

Texas State Police arrested a Florida man Saturday afternoon near Groom after troopers found marijuana in the trailer of an eighteen wheeler on I-40.

Troopers stopped the truck heading east two miles west of Groom for a traffic violation.

They say the driver told them they could search the truck, and they found 305 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $128,405 in the trailer mixed with car parts.

Officers arrested 39 year old Joel Christopher Williams of Tampa, Florida.

They booked him into the Carson County Jail in Panhandle on drug related charges.

Troopers believe the load came from Arizona, and he planned to take it to Atlanta, Georgia.