AMARILLO - P
otter County Sheriff deputies seized five pounds of hydroponic grown marijuana with a street value of about $45,000 during a regular traffic stop along I-40, Tuesday night.
Deputies pulled over a gray colored Acura Legend, with Georgia plates, at approximately 7:20 p.m. near mile marker 53. The vehicle was occupied by a female driver and a male passenger.
According to a news release, the deputy was able to smell burnt marijuana coming from within the vehicle. The deputy called the Potter County K9 unit for a free air check. The K9 officer alerted to the presence of an illegal narcotic in the vehicle. The female driver admitted to having about five pounds of marijuana in a suitcase in the trunk of a vehicle.
The investigation found the marijuana was hidden in clothing inside the suitcase but wrapped in heat sealed bags. The drugs were purchased in California and was being transported to Macon, Georgia destined for resale.
Both persons were booked in the Potter County Detention Center on a charge of Possession of Marijuana over five pounds but under 50 pounds, which is a 3rd degree felony. Names will be published once the subjects have been arraigned on the charges.