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      Trooper discovers 50 lbs of marijuana during traffic stop

      A North Carolina man was arrested Wednesday after a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper found 50 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on Interstate 40.

      DPS said the trooper stopped the 2013 Volkswagen Passat near Conway in Carson County at approximately 9:19 a.m. near Conway in Carson County. The trooper searched the vehicle and found 51 pounds of marijuana inside the trunk.

      53-year-old Robert Lawrence Brenner was identified as the driver. He was arrested and booked in to the Carson County Jail for possession of a controlled substance.

      According to DPS, the drugs were allegedly being transported from San Francisco, Calif. To Southern Shores, North Carolina.