DPS Trooper Discovers Marijuana during Traffic Stop

January 16, 2019
Trooper stopped a vehicle in Oldham County

AMARILLO – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized 484 pounds of marijuana Sunday, January 12, after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle in Oldham County.

At approximately 11:21 a.m., a DPS Trooper stopped a 2019 Ford E350 RV traveling east on I-40 near Vega for a traffic violation. A DPS canine arrived on scene and alerted on the vehicle. The Trooper then discovered 13 large duffle bags of vacuum-sealed packages of marijuana throughout the RV.

The driver, Skylar Walker, 28, of Walsenburg, Colorado was arrested and charged with felony possession of marijuana. Walker was transported and booked into the Oldham County Jail.

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agents and DPS Special Agents assisted with the case and DEA adopted the case.

The drugs allegedly were being transported from Newark, California to Dallas.

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