Local Trooper Seizes 225 lbs. of Marijuana in Goodrich, GOODRICH, February 1, 2010 - At approximately 11:51 pm, on January 30, 2010, DPS Trooper Brent Henry was on duty on US-59 in the vicinity of Goodrich when he spotted a north-bound 3/4 ton pickup hauling a commercial load. Trooper Henry noticed the truck didn't have the mud flaps that's required for "hot shotting" cargo (HotShot is the term used for drivers who do quick transports of heavy loads as contractors). When Henry pulled the vehicle over (just north of the Goodrich truckstop) he questioned the driver, Ruben Alfaro, 31, of Houston. Alfaro stated to Henry that he was enroute to Nacogdoches, however, the passenger (Allen Barahona, 28, of Houston) told Trooper Henry that they were headed to Arkansas. In addition, Alfaro's vehicle registration was out of date and the vehicle's inspection sticker was expired. Henry observed the large wooden crate in the back of the truck and requested permission to search the vehicle. When Henry opened the large wooden crate he uncovered 225 lbs. of marijuana, tightly bundled in plastic wrap. Driver Ruben Antonio Alfaro and his passenger, Allan Alfredo Barahona were placed under arrest and booked into Polk County Jail for felony possession of marijuana. Alfaro later admitted that he was in fact enroute to Arkansas.
DPS Trooper Brent Henry holds a bail of the hippie lettuce.
Tightly bundled bails of marijuana (Trooper Kevin Burman pictured).
Driver Ruben Antonio Alfaro, 31, of Houston.
Allan Alfredo Barahona, 28, of Houston.
Artwork as it was found on the bundles.
Getting by with a little help from his friends: Trooper Henry gets some help loading the cargo to be taken to be DPS Crime Lab.
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