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Over 100 pounds of marijuana netted in traffic stop near Amarillo

Texas Department of Public SafetyThis past week officers found over 100 pounds of marijuana in a traffic stop near Amarillo.

A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper stopped a 2004 Ford Explorer around 6:30 on Thursday afternoon in Carson County. The stop led of a seizure of 166 bundles of marijuana. DPS officials estimated the 127 pounds was valued at around $560,000.

The occupants, Joshua Aaron Witz, 31, and Richard Ayala, 23, both of San Francisco, were arrested on first-degree felony charges of marijuana possession, 50 pounds or more and less than 2,000 pounds.

If convicted, they face a mandatory minimum of two years in prison, with a maximum of 10 years, along with a $10,000 fine.

The pair was allegedly transporting the marijuana to St. Louis from San Francisco. This is a regular occurrence for troopers in the area, as Interstate 40 seems to be a preferred choice for those transporting cannabis across the country.

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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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