AMARILLO -- On August 7 at 3:30 p.m., Amarillo Police patrol officers noticed that a gray Nissan with New Mexico license plates was traveling eastbound on IH40 near Soncy. The vehicle was weaving within the lane. Officers continued to watch the car to monitor the driver’s ability to control the vehicle. The driver changed lanes without signaling.
Officers stopped the car as it approached the Western Street exit.
Police say Shirley Wasser Elaine, 42, of Austin, was extremely nervous.
The contract for the rental vehicle she was driving indicated that it should have been returned two days earlier.
Officers became suspicious that the woman was transporting narcotics in the car. They called for a drug dog. The dog gave a postive alert on the car.
Officers searched the car and found 21 individually sealed packages of what appears to be 26 pounds of marijuana in luggage in the trunk.
The Elaine was arrested and booked into the Potter Co. Detention Center on a charge of possession of over 5 but less than 50 pounds of marijuana.
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