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      26 pounds of marijuana seized by APD during traffic stop


      Tuesday afternoon, Amarillo Police Department patrol officers noticed a gray vehicle with New Mexico license plates weaving in the lane as the vehicle traveled east on Interstate 40. Officers monitored the vehicle before stopping it for a traffic violation when the driver changed lanes without signaling.


      According to APD, the driver appeared to be extremely nervous when officers approached the vehicle. The vehicle was a rental and was supposed to be returned a couple day prior according to the rental agreement. Officers then became suspicious and called for a drug detection canine.


      The dog alerted officers to the vehicle and a subsequent search led officers to 21 packages of marijuana inside luggage in the trunk of the vehicle.


      The driver was identified as 42-year-old Shirley Wasser Elaine of Austin. Elaine was arrested and booked into the Potter County Detention Center for possession of marijuana.

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