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Local News Release

October 16, 2018

DPS Trooper Discovers Marijuana During Traffic Stop in Carson County

AMARILLO – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized 100 pounds of marijuana Saturday, after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle in Carson County.

At approximately 11:24 a.m., a DPS Trooper stopped a 2007 Acura SUV traveling east on I-40 near Conway for a traffic violation. A DPS canine arrived on scene and alerted on the vehicle. The Trooper then discovered multiple vacuum-sealed bundles of marijuana inside the vehicle.

The driver – Jose Rosas, 47, of Santa Rosa, California – was arrested and charged with felony possession of marijuana. Rosas was transported and booked into the Carson County Jail.

The drugs allegedly were being transported from Santa Rosa, California to Milton, New York.

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