The Texas Department of Public Safety claimed last month that it seized more than 3,000 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop in Carson County. Lab results indicate the load was legal hemp.

AMARILLO, Texas — A Florida man was arrested transporting 3,350 pounds of marijuana through the Texas panhandle late last week, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

On Thursday, December 5, 2019, at approximately 5:51 p.m., a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper stopped a 2016 Ford U-Haul for a traffic violation on eastbound Interstate 40 near Conway, Texas, just east of Amarillo in Carson County.

The trooper discovered multiple U-Haul boxes in the cargo area of the box truck containing marijuana. In total, the Texas Department of Public Safety says 3,350 pounds of marijuana were seized.

"DPS Special Agents and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agents arrived on scene to assist with the investigation," read a statement from the department. "DEA Special Agents adopted the case."

The driver of the U-Haul, identified by police as 39-year-old Aneudy Gonzalez of Surfside, Florida, was arrested and charged with felony possession of marijuana. Gonzalez was transported and booked into the Randall County Jail.

"The drugs allegedly were being transported from San Jose, California to Bronx, New York," stated the department.