Traffic Stop On I40 Unveils 26 Pounds Of Marijuana
Amarillo Police officers spotted a Nissan weaving on I40 with New Mexico license plates heading east on I40 near Soncy. They watched the vehicle and when the driver changed lanes without using a signal, they pulled the vehicle over. A female was driving and was the only occupant of the vehicle, well besides the 26 pounds of pot she had riding shotgun I guess.
"On 8-7-13, at 3:30 PM, APD patrol officers noticed a gray Nissan with New Mexico license plates traveling eastbound on IH40 near Soncy. The vehicle was weaving within the lane. Officers continued to watch the car to monitor the driver’s ability to control the vehicle. The driver changed lanes without signaling. The officers stopped the car as it approached the Western Street exit. The driver and only occupant was Shirley Wasser Elaine WF 42 of Austin. During the contact with the woman, officers noted that she was extremely nervous. The contract for the rental vehicle she was driving indicated that it should have been returned two days earlier. Officers became suspicious that the woman was transporting narcotics in the car. They called for a drug detection canine. The dog alerted on the car. Officers searched the car and found 21 individually sealed packages of what appears to be marijuana in luggage in the trunk. Estimated total weight of the contraband is 26 pounds. The driver was arrested and booked into the Potter Co. Detention Center on a charge of possession of over 5 but less than 50 pounds of marijuana."