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Large Drug Bust Along Highway 287

One man is behind bars after DPS troopers found 80 pounds of marijuana in his car.

The Texas Department of Public Safety said they pulled over Garrett Aguilar on Highway 297 for a traffic violation near Iowa Park.  During the traffic stop, the trooper called for assistance from the Wichita Falls Police Department K-9 unit.  After the K-9 alerted for narcotics, the trooper found two duffel bags full of vacuum-sealed packages of marijuana in the trunk.  The value of the marijuana found is over $485,000.

The 28-year-old was arrested for possession of marijuana over 50 pounds, but less than 2000 pounds.  He was booked into the Wichita County Jail.

The marijuana was allegedly being transported from Amarillo to Houston.

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