DPS Trooper Seizes over $3.7 Million in Synthetic Marijuana

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) conducted a traffic stop Tuesday on US-287, yielding over 300,000 grams of synthetic marijuana also known as K2, valued at over $3.7 million.

At approximately 9:02 a.m., a DPS Trooper conducted a traffic stop on a 2013 General Motors U-Haul truck traveling southbound on US-287, for a traffic violation, near Iowa Park in Wichita County.

The driver of the U-haul was identified as Ramzi Khamis Issi, 51, of Yucaipa, Calif. During the traffic stop, signs of criminal activity were observed. During a search of the vehicle, the trooper discovered 38 boxes containing over 300,000 grams of synthetic marijuana (K2) in the back of the vehicle.

Issi was placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance over 400 grams, a first-degree felony and booked into the Wichita County jail. The illegal drugs were allegedly being transported from California to Houston.