Released by Roman Roberson with the Kilgore PD:
KILGORE, TX - On Tuesday, Kilgore Police Department K-9 Officer Brady Middlebrooks and KPD K-9 Jeroen responded to a request for K-9 assistance from Texas DPS Trooper Robby Dillard.
Trooper Dillard had stopped a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu for speeding on Interstate 20 at the 581 mile marker. Trooper Dillard identified the occupants as Albert Edward Hightower Jr., 21 years of age, of Huntsville, Texas and Clarence Malvo III, 24 years of age, of Houston Texas. Officer Middlebrooks deployed Jereon who soon indicated a presence of illegal narcotics within the suspect vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed seven large plastic trash bags containing 161 pounds of marijuana.