$27,000 worth of pot seized during traffic stop in Amarillo
Two people were arrested and 60 pounds of cannabis was recovered in Amarillo on Friday after a traffic stop.
A Department of Public Safety trooper stopped a 2014 Cadillac XTS headed east on Interstate 40 for a traffic violation Friday. A search turned up six packages of marijuana, which were found in the vehicle’s trunk.
Officials valued the marijuana at $27,000.
The Cadillac’s occupants, Anthony Lee Hill, 37, and Andrea Yvette Hill, 38, both of Arizona, were arrested on a charge of possession and delivery of marijuana over 50 pounds but less than 2,000 pounds, a first degree felony. The two were booked into Potter County Detention Center.
If found guilty, the pair could face anywhere between five and 99 years in prison, along with a $10,000 fine.
Authorities said they think the marijuana was being moved through Amarillo on their way to Oklahoma City from Phoenix.