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Local News Release

July 26, 2018

DPS Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Seizure

GARLAND – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized approximately 600 pounds of marijuana on July 24 after a traffic stop.

At approximately 9:42 p.m., a DPS Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a 2018 Toyota Tacoma pickup and trailer on U.S. 81 in Wise County for a traffic violation. Due to indications of criminal activity, a police canine was called to the scene.

As a result, approximately 600 pounds of marijuana was found in the trailer.

The driver, Bryan Berc, 38, of Toluca Lake, California, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana greater than 50 lbs. less than 2,000 lbs. Berc was transported to the Wise County Jail and booked in without incident.

The narcotics allegedly originated in California and were being transported to Florida.

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