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US DPS trooper seizes 175 pounds marijuana worth $631,000

US DPS trooper seizes 175 pounds marijuana worth $631,000

AMARILLO:  The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) conducted a traffic stop on IH-40, yielding 175 pounds of marijuana valued at over $631,000.

At approximately 12:26 p.m., a DPS trooper conducted a traffic stop on a 2015 Chevrolet Avalanche traveling eastbound on IH-40, for a traffic violation, near Conway in Carson County.

The driver of the Avalanche was identified as Sharon Lynn Bodostain, 68, of Glenhaven, Calif. During the traffic stop, the trooper discovered 118 bundles of marijuana in the vehicle.

Bodostain was placed under arrest for possession and delivery of marijuana over 50 pounds but less than 2000 pounds, a first-degree felony, and booked into the Carson County Jail. The illegal drugs were allegedly being transported from Glenhaven, Calif., to Atlanta.