AMARILLO -- On January 24, Amarillo Police pulled over Gilbert Earl Desoto, 61, going eastbound on I-40 near Western for speeding.
During the stop, the officer obtained consent to search the vehicle. When searching the trunk of the vehicle, the officer found duffle bags that contained multiple vacuum sealed bags of marijuana weighing from approximately two to seven pounds each.
The total weight of the marijuana was about 71 pounds, with an estimated street value of $300,000.
Desoto was booked into the Potter County Detention Center on a charge of possession of marijuana over 50 but less than 500 pounds.
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