DPS Traffic in Carson County Leads to $849,000 Drug Seizure

AMARILLO, TX (NEWS RELEASE) - The following is a news release from the Texas DPS in Amarillo:

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized 140 pounds of marijuana Thursday, November 2, after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle in Carson County. 

At approximately 2:33 p.m., a DPS Trooper stopped a 2017 Ford Expedition traveling east on I-40 near Conway, for a traffic violation.The Trooper then discovered multiple plastic-wrapped packages of marijuana in the rear cargo area. The illegal drugs are worth approximately $849,000.

The driver – Koua Lee, 36, of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota – was arrested and charged with felony possession of marijuana. Lee was transported and booked into the Carson County jail.

The drugs allegedly were being transported from California to Oklahoma.

(News release from the Texas DPS in Amarillo)


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