by Christa Lollis
If you travel on 59 through East Texas you'll see dozens of troopers patrolling the highway. But they aren't always looking for speeders. DPS Trooper Greg Sanches said, "59 is one of our main travel highways. We know drug trafficking goes up and down the roadway."
Routine traffic stops commonly lead troopers, deputies and police officers to find large amounts of marijuana and cocaine. Sanches says sometimes the last person you would expect is the one that's hiding drugs. "A lot of the stops you'll see parents doing it or a grown up doing it and also got their kids in the car. The same way with going into homes and making a drug arrest, you got kids walking around with in a home where meth is being made or they're dealing drugs you got needles on the floor."