DPS Traffic Stop Leads to Marijuana Seizure in Carson County

July 11, 2019

AMARILLO – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized 105 pounds of marijuana Thursday, July 11, after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle in Carson County.

DPS seized 105 pounds of marijuana

At approximately 7:26 p.m., a DPS Trooper stopped a 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan traveling east on I-40 near Conway, for a traffic violation. A DPS Canine unit arrived on scene and alerted on the vehicle. The Trooper then discovered multiple vacuum-sealed packages of marijuana inside luggage.

The driver – Josue Escobar, 30, of Glendale, California – was arrested and charged with felony possession of marijuana. Escobar was transported and booked into the Carson County Jail.

The drugs allegedly were being transported from Los Angeles, California to Atlanta, Georgia.

### (DPS-Northwest Texas Region)