DPS seize 143 pounds of marijuana during traffic stop

GOLIAD – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized approximately 143 pounds of Marijuana on August 4th after a traffic stop.

A DPS Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a 2018 Ford Fusion on U.S. Hwy 59, for a traffic violation at 8:28 a.m. Due to indications of criminal activity, the trooper obtained consent and searched the vehicle.

As a result, the trooper discovered 5 large bundles that contained Marijuana that weighed approximately 143 pounds.

The driver Miguel Angel Valadez, 27, of Laredo Texas, was arrested and charged with Delivery of Marijuana greater than 50 lbs. less than 2,000 lbs. Valadez was transported to the Goliad County Jail and booked without incident.