Potter County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Walnut Grove man with four outstanding warrants after he was found transporting a large amount of marijuana through the Texas Panhandle.
Donnie Yingling Jr., 47, was pulled over on Interstate 40 about 9:43 p.m. Tuesday for having a defective tag light, according to a Potter County Sheriff’s Office news release. The deputy approached Yingling’s car to the pungent odor of marijuana, of which Yingling admitted to having a large amount.
Authorities found about 35 pounds of marijuana after searching the vehicle as well as two bags of heroin, one bag of methamphetamine and a loaded, illegal shotgun.
Yingling was arrested on charges of possession of more than five pounds of marijuana, owning a prohibited weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and three counts of possession of a controlled substance.
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He had outstanding warrants connected to his arrest in the Bay Area in August on charges of conspiracy to deal firearms without a license, dealing firearms without a license, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, and possession with intent to sell/distribute a controlled substance.