500 pounds of THC seized on I-40 near Vega


AMARILLO – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized 544 pounds of THC vape cartridges Sunday, after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle in Oldham County.

At approximately 8:43 a.m., a DPS Trooper stopped a 2020 Nissan Pathfinder traveling east on Interstate 40 near Vega, for a traffic violation. The Trooper then discovered ten large boxes containing THC vape cartridges in the rear area of the vehicle.

The driver – Jorge Villareal, 25, of Shafter, Calif. – was arrested and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance. Villareal was transported and booked into the Oldham County Jail.  

The drugs allegedly were being transported from Shafter, California to Orlando, Florida.


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