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Interstate 40 busts net $1 million in marijuana

By The Associated Press

This article was published February 23, 2014 at 3:28 p.m.

AMARILLO, Texas — Authorities in the Texas panhandle have seized more than $1 million in marijuana and arrested 11 people in six traffic stops this month.

Department of Public Safety records show the seizures along Interstate 40 since Feb. 10 total about 615 pounds.

Senior Trooper Christopher Ray told the Amarillo Globe-News that the reason for the increased activity may be more troopers on patrol after the agency has filled some job vacancies.

Authorities discount any speculation about the effect of legalized pot since Jan. 1 in nearby Colorado. Ray said his department believes the seized weed was being transported from California and Arizona and across the panhandle to points east.

None of the 11 people arrested is from the panhandle area.

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TuckerMax says... February 23, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.

How is this relevant to Arkansas? Just because the arrest didn't happen here, and the drugs could have made it through here? There are drug busts everyday, nationwide. So what?

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GrimReaper says... February 23, 2014 at 6:33 p.m.

SurferDuuuude is already on his way to West Texas for some serious hanging ten and livin' the dream...........

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