Troopers seize over 100 lbs. of marijuana

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The Texas Department of Public Safety seized over 100 pounds of marijuana on Sunday, February 14 after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle in Brooks County.

At approximately 5:40 p.m., a DPS trooper stopped a 1992 Chevrolet welding truck traveling northbound on U.S. Highway 281, for a traffic violation. The trooper then discovered 22 bundles of marihuana, weighing 106 pounds and worth an estimated $643,314.00, in a false compartment located inside the bed of the truck. 

The driver, Christopher Scott Shutt, 46, of Santa Fe, Texas was arrested and charged with felony possession of Marijuana. Shutt was transported and booked into the Brooks County Jail. 

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