DPS drug arrest

A Texas Department of Public Safety patrol vehicle is photographed with hundreds of pounds of marijuana and edibles. The drugs were seized Sunday in Gregg County on I-20 near Kilgore. (Courtesy of Texas Department of Public Safety)

The Texas Department of Public Safety seized more than 200 pounds of marijuana and more than 80 pounds of marijuana edibles and arrested two Florida men during a traffic stop Sunday in Gregg County. 

DPS said Klaus Henry Williams, 35, of Malabar, Florida, and Marvin Ralston Wynter, 44, of Port St. Lucie, Florida, were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana more than 50 pounds but less than or equal to 2,000 pounds and possession of a controlled substance in penalty group 2 greater than or equal to 400 grams.  

Highway patrol troopers stopped a GMC work truck about 11:17 a.m. for a traffic violation on Interstate 20 about 2 miles north of Kilgore, according to a department news release.   

DPS initiated a K-9 search of the vehicle because of several indications of possible criminal activity. 

Troopers found duffle bags containing marijuana and additional separate bags of marijuana and marijuana edibles concealed in the truck during the search, according to DPS. 

Williams and Wynter were taken to the Gregg County Jail where they each were being held on bonds totaling $150,000. 

DPS said the drugs allegedly were being transported from the West Coast to Florida.

Crime and Breaking News Reporter

I started working at the Tyler Morning Telegraph in June 2016. I am a retired U.S. Air Force Sr. Master Sergeant. After a 21-year military career, in Security Forces, the military police of the Air Force, I went back to college and studied journalism.

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