Close to $900,000 in pot taken off the street after I-40 traffic stops in Oldham County


The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized 64 pounds of marijuana Friday, after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle in Oldham County.

At approximately 3:45 p.m., a DPS Trooper stopped a 2017 Nissan Altima traveling east on I-40 near Wildorado, for a traffic violation. A DPS canine arrived on scene and alerted on the vehicle. The Trooper then discovered multiple vacuum-sealed packages of marijuana inside duffle bags in the trunk. The illegal drugs are worth approximately $389,000.

The driver – Xue Huang, 45, of Philadelphia – was arrested and charged with felony possession of marijuana. Huang was transported and booked into the Oldham County jail

The drugs allegedly were being transported from Covina, California, to Philadelphia.

On Sunday, the DPS seized more than 82 pounds of marijuana Sunday, after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stopped another vehicle in Oldham County.

At approximately 10:49 a.m., a DPS Trooper stopped a 2016 Chevrolet Impala traveling east on I-40 near Vega, for a traffic violation. A DPS canine arrived on scene and alerted on the vehicle. The Trooper then discovered multiple vacuum-sealed packages of marijuana inside four duffle bags in the trunk. The illegal drugs are worth approximately $501,000.

The driver – Louis Boyd, 63, of Flagler Beach, Florida - was arrested and charged with felony possession of marijuana. Boyd was transported and booked into the Oldham County jail

The drugs allegedly were being transported from San Francisco to Flagler Beach, Florida.

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