Drug Seizure

Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers seized 518 pounds of marijuana, the result of a routine traffic stop on Thursday, Feb. 24.

The driver was east bound on I-40 in Beckham County when a trooper pulled the car over for improper lane use and a defective exhaust. Upon obtaining consent to search, the trooper's canine alerted to the marijuana in a false compartment in the horse trailer being towed by the vehicle.

In the past four years, troopers averaged the confiscation of 12,513 pounds of marijuana, 281 pounds of cocaine, and 66 pounds of methamphetamines. Since January, the totals are 2,038 pounds of marijuana, 103 pounds of cocaine and three pounds of methamphetamines.