DPS: Traffic stop leads to 142lbs of marijuana seized

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The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized 142 pounds of marijuana Thursday after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle in Wichita County. 

At approximately 2:50 p.m., a DPS Trooper stopped a 2018 RV traveling south on US-287 near Iowa Park, for a traffic violation.  A Wichita County Sheriff’s Office canine arrived at the scene and alerted on the vehicle.  The Trooper then discovered six large duffle bags of marijuana in the sleeping area above the driver’s seat.

The driver – Paul Anthony Woodworth, 30, of Virginia Beach, Virginia – was arrested and charged with felony possession of marijuana.  Woodworth was transported and booked into the Wichita County jail.

The illegal drugs were allegedly being transported from Portland, Oregon, to Florida.

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