Traffic stop leads to marijuana seizure in Texas

Texas Department of Public Safety

The Texas Department of Public Safety says troopers seized more than 80 pounds of marijuana allegedly bound for Houston during a traffic stop in Corsicana. 

DPS says the driver, 32-year-old Gregory Moss of Fresno, and the passenger, 28-year-old Diamond Pipkins of Houston, were arrested and charged with felony possession of marijuana.

A DPS Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a 2017 Dodge Caravan traveling south on I-45 on March 11. According to DPS, a Corsicana Police Department Canine Unit was called to the scene and alerted on the vehicle. The trooper then discovered three black duffel bags containing multiple vacuum-sealed packages of marijuana in the rear of the vehicle, DPS says.

The marijuana was allegedly being transported from Redding, California, to Houston, Texas, according to authorities.