DPS Traffic Stop Leads to $787,000 Drug Seizure in Carson County

AMARILLO, TX (NEWS RELEASE) - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized 190 pounds of marijuana and almost 13 pounds of cocaine Friday after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle in Carson County.

At approximately 3:30 p.m., a DPS Trooper stopped a 2016 Toyota Sienna traveling east on IH-40 near Conway for a traffic violation. A DPS canine unit was called to the scene and alerted on the vehicle. The Trooper then discovered several plastic-wrapped packages of marijuana and cocaine in the rear floorboard area. The marijuana is worth approximately $1.15 million, and the cocaine is worth approximately $787,000.

The driver, Irvin McNeal, 39, and passenger, Richard Brown, 34, both of Danville, Ill., were arrested and charged with felony possession of marijuana and felony possession of a controlled substance. McNeal and Brown were transported and booked into the Carson County jail.

The drugs allegedly were being transported from Phoenix to Danville, Ill.

(News release from the Texas DPS in Amarillo)


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