DPS Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Seizure

May 22, 2019

AMARILLO - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized 384 pounds of marijuana Tuesday, after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle in Carson County.

384 pounds of marijuana

At approximately 6:10 p.m., a DPS Trooper stopped a 2015 Ford F-350 traveling south on US-287 near Amarillo, for a traffic violation. A DPS canine arrived on scene and alerted on the vehicle. The Trooper then discovered multiple vacuum-sealed packages of marijuana inside eight large duffel bags in the bed of the pickup.

The driver – John Donnelly, 40, Sugarland, Texas – was arrested and charged with felony possession of marijuana. Donnelly was transported and booked into the Carson County Jail.

The drugs allegedly were being transported from California to Houston, Texas.

### (DPS-Northwest Texas Region)