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The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Potter, Randall, Dallam, Hartley, Oldham and Deaf Smith counties from 3pm Friday until 6pm on Saturday. 1-3 inches of snow accumulation is possible causing icy road conditions.
Two men were arrested after a search warrant was served at a motel in east Amarillo.
Members of the narcotics unit served the warrant Thursday afternoon at the Estes motel on Amarillo Boulevard east. They found 11 grams of crack cocaine and 5 grams of meth along with drug paraphernalia. Demarcus Daniel, 33, and Jimmy Drake, 53, were booked into Potter County on a charge of manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance.
Over $800,000 worth of illegal drugs were seized after a traffic stop on I-40.
A DPS trooper made the stop Wednesday afternoon for a traffic violation near Amarillo in Potter County. During a search, the trooper found over five pounds of cocaine and four pounds of heroin in the vehicle. The driver was booked into Potter County on a first degree felony charge of possession of a controlled substance. The drugs were reportedly being taken from Phoenix to Brooklyn, New York.
The Texas Department of Public Safety has seized over five pounds of cocaine, four pounds of heroin, and 21 grams of methamphetamine.
During a traffic stop Wednesday on I-40 near Amarillo, a trooper found the drugs worth over $834,000. Michael Curtis, 50, was booked into Potter County for possession of a controlled substance. The drugs were allegedly being transported from Phoenix, Arizona to Brooklyn, New York.
Gas prices are no longer falling.
According to the Triple-A Texas Weekend Gas Watch, drivers in Amarillo are paying an average of $1.81 a gallon, an increase of 7 cents over the past week. The statewide average also went up by a penny to $1.85 a gallon. While gas prices are likely to increase this spring due to seasonal demand and refinery maintenance, Triple-A expects the national and statewide averages to remain below $3 per gallon during 2015.