LUBBOCK, TX -- A traffic stop near Post ended up with Texas DPS seizing marijuana and methamphetamine worth more than $54,000.
Around 8 Saturday morning, DPS said they stopped a car that was going more than 100 mph on Highway 84 near Post. According to Sergeant Bryan Witt with DPS, the trooper then smelled marijuana in the car, and found 10 pounds of marijuana, 31 grams of meth, and a pistol in the car.
"I think what we're seeing is the troopers taking the traffic stop beyond just a traffic stop," Sergeant Witt said.
Sergeant Witt said DPS troopers do more than just write tickets or help with accidents. This routine traffic stop for speeding ended with 33 year old Jamie Morgan Davila of Lubbock being arrested for possession of a controlled substance.
"These investigations like this don't necessarily stop with this traffic stop, sometimes they evolve into larger investigations, if we can find out where he's getting his stuff, actually who it was going to," Sergeant Witt said.
"Each one of these traffic stops can be an investigation and that's what we're trying to teach our troopers to do, to take each traffic stop and not just look at it as a speeding citation, determine if there's something else going on there," Sergeant Witt said.
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LUBBOCK, TX (PRESS RELEASE) -– The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) conducted a traffic stop Saturday on US 84, yielding illegal drugs valued over $54,000, and a pistol.
At approximately 8:00 a.m., a DPS trooper stopped a 2013 Toyota Camry for speeding over 100 mph, on US 84 near Post in Garza County.
During the traffic stop, the trooper discovered several vacuumed-sealed packages of high-grade marijuana, a package of methamphetamine and a pistol in the trunk of the vehicle.
The driver of the Camry was identified as Jamie Morgan Davila, 33, of Lubbock. Davila was placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance and booked into the Garza County jail. The illegal drugs were allegedly being transported from California to Aransas Pass, Texas.