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DPS Seized $33 Million in Drugs, Cash in Panhandle

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers in 2014 seized more than $33.3 million in drugs and currency during 219 traffic stops and investigations along the I-40 corridor and other roadways in the Texas panhandle. 

“Drug traffickers who distribute drugs in Texas and use the state as a transshipment center to move drugs throughout the United States put our communities in harm's way,” said DPS Region 5 Commander Gary Albus. “DPS is committed to combating these dangerous criminals; and in the Texas panhandle alone, we are proud to report that troopers have taken more than two tons of drugs off Texas roadways.”

The seizures included approximately 4,161 pounds of marijuana, 458 pounds of methamphetamine, 100 pounds of cocaine, 29 pounds of heroin, 27 pounds of hashish, more than half a pound of crack cocaine and over $1.5 million in cash. 

As a result of the 219 seizures by Texas state troopers, DPS Region 5 Criminal Investigations Division (CID) special agents also arrested eight suspects during follow-up investigations. In addition, CID special agents seized 22 pounds of methamphetamine and other illegal drugs, five weapons, one vehicle and more than $341,000 in currency.  
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