Police stop men driving over 500 pounds, $3.3 million worth of marijuana toward DFW


A Wichita County deputy headed off more than 500 pounds worth of hydroponically grown marijuana that was likely headed toward Dallas-Fort Worth — at least to stop for gas.

Deputy A. Price stopped Enrique Gutierrez, 27, and Ernan Gutierrez, 20, driving southbound in the 300 block of Central Freeway in Wichita Falls about 8 a.m. Sunday. She and fellow officers found almost 518 pounds of marijuana, with a street value of $3.3 million, in their vehicle.

During interrogation, the men said they were coming from California and taking the drugs to Houston, deputy Melvin Joyner said. That means they’d likely have come through the DFW area.

The men have been booked into the Wichita County Detention Center on second-degree felony charges of possession of more than 50 pounds and under 2,000 pounds of marijuana. No bail has been set.