DPS Trooper Seizes 123 Pounds of Marijuana

Published 04/07 2014 10:30AM

Updated 04/07 2014 10:36AM

Image from DPS news release
Image from DPS news release
AMARILLO, TX (PRESS RELEASE) -– The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) conducted a traffic stop Sunday on IH-40, yielding 123 pounds of marijuana valued at over $540,000.

At approximately 10:45 a.m., a DPS trooper conducted a traffic stop on a 2014 Ford Fusion traveling eastbound on IH-40, for a traffic violation, near Bushland in Potter County.

The occupants of the Fusion were identified as Liech Tieu Phan, 33, of El Monte, Calif., and Diana Thi Kiem, 23, of Rosemead, Calif. During the traffic stop, the trooper discovered 71 bundles of marijuana in the trunk.

Liech and Kiem were placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance, a second-degree felony, and booked into the Potter County Jail. The illegal drugs were allegedly being transported from Rosemead, Calif., to Oklahoma City.

(Information from Texas Department of Public Safety)

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