Amarillo Police seized 71 lbs of Marijuana on Traffic StopPosted on January 24, 2014
Amarillo Police arrested Gilbert Earl Desoto, 61, of Milpitas, California, for drug charges. Desoto was stopped while driving a silver 2013 Chevy eastbound on IH-40 near Western Street for Speeding.
Desoto gave officers consent to search his vehicle. Upon searching the vehicle, officer located duffle bags containing several vacuumed sealed bags of marijuana. Police say the vacuumed sealed bags weighed between 2 and 7 pounds each. A total of 71 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated street value of $300,000, was seized.
Desoto taken to the PotterCountyDetentionCenter and charged with possession of marijuana over 50 but less than 500 pounds.