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$27,000 worth of pot seized during traffic stop in Amarillo

Texas Department of Public SafetyTwo 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.

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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.

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Stephen Carter

Stephen Carter is a journalist and information technology specialist living in Waco, Texas. He has been working with the cannabis movement since 2009. He founded Texas Cannabis Report in 2013 to bring Texans accurate cannabis related news.

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