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Traffic stop yields 28 pounds of marijuana

Phillip Matthew Jenkins Phillip Matthew Jenkins
Jason Benjamin Burke Jason Benjamin Burke

WICHITA FALLS, Texas_The Texas Department of Public Safety conducted a traffic stop Tuesday that yielded 28 pounds of marijuana.

At approximately 8:19 a.m. Tuesday, a DPS trooper pulled over a car traveling southbound on U.S. 287 near Iowa Park for a traffic violation. During the stop, the trooper found three suitcases of marijuana in the trunk.

The two men in the car, 35-year-old Jason Benjamin Burke and 55-year-old Phillip Matthew Jenkins, were arrested on a complaint of possession of marijuana.

DPS says the marijuana was allegedly being transported from Flagstaff, Arizona, to Boynton, Florida. They value the marijuana at more than $169,000.

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