DPS Traffic Stop Leads to Marijuana Seizure in Webb County

May 19, 2019

LAREDO - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized 280 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on Saturday, May 18, in Webb County.

280 pounds of marijuana seized during a traffic stop

At approximately 10:58 p.m., a DPS Trooper stopped the driver of a Black Ford Explorer traveling westbound on Highway U.S. 59, for a traffic violation. The Trooper subsequently discovered 15 bundles of marijuana in the cargo area of the vehicle. 

The driver, Manuel Lopez III, 25, of Laredo, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana-felony one.  Lopez was transported and booked into the Webb County Jail.

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