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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.
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.
An Amarillo man was arrested on numerous charges after fleeing from police.
It happened early Wednesday morning when officers tried to pull a car over. The suspect sped off and wrecked in the 1100 block of north Mirror. He was caught after a short footchase. Santwone Smith, 19, was booked into Potter County on a firearm charge, drug possession charge, and two evading arrest charges.