Traffic stop leads to discovery of 128 pounds of marijuana

Traffic stop leads to discovery of 128 pounds of marijuana

CARSON COUNTY, TX (KAUZ) - More than 100 pounds of marijuana was seized during a traffic stop over the weekend.

A DPS Trooper stopped a vehicle on Sunday on East I-40 near Conway in Carson County just before 1:00 p.m.

During a search of the vehicle, the trooper discovered multiple plastic-wrapped bundles of marijuana in and behind the rear passenger seats and in between the pickup and bed liner. The combined weight came in at 128 pounds.

The illegal drugs were estimated to be worth $776,000. The driver, Jesus Lopez. 32, of Arizona, was arrested and hauled off to jail.

The drugs were believed to have been on their way to Oklahoma City.

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