DPS Trooper Seizes $1.8 Million in Illegal Drugs
AMARILLO – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized 300 pounds of marijuana Wednesday after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper conducted a traffic stop in Carson County.
At approximately 1:45 p.m., a DPS Trooper stopped a 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan traveling east on I-40 near Conway for a traffic violation. The Trooper then discovered multiple large trash bags of marijuana in the rear cargo area under a bed sheet. The marijuana is worth approximately $1.8 million.
The female driver, Kha Xiong, 37, of St. Paul, Minn., was arrested and charged with felony possession of marijuana. Xiong was transported and booked into the Carson County jail.
The drugs allegedly were being transported from Fresno, Calif., to Tulsa, Okla.