Traffic stop in Texas panhandle yields nearly 70 pounds of marijuana

Traffic stop in Texas panhandle yields nearly 70 pounds of marijuana

CARSON COUNTY, TX (KAUZ) - More than $400,000 worth of marijuana was seized during a traffic stop in the panhandle.

Around 10:48 am on Wednesday, a DPS Trooper pulled over a van on east I-40 near Conway, Texas for a traffic violation.

During the traffic stop, the trooper discovered multiple vacuum-sealed packages of marijuana inside luggage in the vehicle.

The marijuana weighed 69 pounds and is estimated to be worth $418,000. The driver, Vivian Saldivar, 20, of Phelan, California, and passenger, Jessica Gonzalez, 22, of Los Angeles, California, and Raymond Gomez of Ontario, California, were all arrested and charged with Felony Possession of Marijuana.

All three were booked into the Carson County Jail. The drugs were believed to be on their way to Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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