Traffic Stop in Ward County Turns into Drug Bust

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

WARD COUNTY - 1,800 pounds of pot, that's what a Ward County Deputy stumbled upon.

A Deputy found it on Thursday when he tried to pull over a pick-up on I-20.

That driver kept going.

We're told the driver eventually crossed an access road and got stuck in a sand dune.

The driver bailed out, running into the sand dunes toward Monahans.

Inside the truck, the deputy discovered 800 pounds of marijuana, valued at just under $1.5 million.

The suspect is still on the run.

The owner of the truck has not been identified.