DPS Seize Over 40 Pounds of Marijuana After Traffic Stop

Iowa Park, Texas -

DPS troopers conducted a traffic stop on Monday, June 1st, on U.S. Highway 287. Troopers seized more than 44 pounds of marijuana valued at over $268,000 dollars.

At approximately 7:54 p.m. a DPS Trooper conducted a traffic stop on a 2013 Chevy Impala traveling eastbound on Highway 287 for a traffic violation near Iowa Park.

The driver of the Impala was identified as 22-year-old Omar De La Fuentes of Austin, Texas. During the traffic stop, the trooper noticed two black suitcases filled with marijuana.

De La Fuentes and his passenger, 22-year-old Colin Spradli,n were arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana Over 5 pounds/ Under 50 pounds.

The illegal drugs were allegedly being transported from Sacramento, California to Austin, Texas.