DPS Trooper Seizes over 50 Pounds of Marijuana

By Karl Wehmhoener | kwehmhoener@kamr.com

Published 02/19 2014 10:19AM

Updated 02/19 2014 05:55PM

AMARILLO –- DPS pulled over a vehicle Friday on I-40 and seized over 50 pounds of marijuana.

At 11:25 a.m., a DPS trooper pulled over Keith Raymond Mercer, 49, and Robert Steven Slagle Jr., 38, for a traffic violation, near Conway in Carson County on I-40.

During the traffic stop, the trooper discovered 23 bundles of marijuana in the vehicle.

Mercer and Slagle were placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance, a second-degree felony, and booked into the Carson County Jail.

The marijuana is valued at over $226,000. The illegal drugs were allegedly being transported from Corona, California to El Reno, Oklahoma.

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