Man facing federal charges in Potter County

A man is facing federal charges after officials found around $760,000 worth of drugs during a traffic stop in Potter County.

Court documents described that at around 2:50 a.m. on Oct. 7th, law enforcement officers from Amarillo and the Potter and Randall County Sheriffs’ Offices were running surveillance on an Amarillo home when an orange Dodge Charger was seen leaving the home.

At around 3:06 a.m., the PCSO K-9 unit saw the Charger traveling above the speed limit and failed to signal and initiated a traffic stop.

The deputy found the driver, identified as William Sean Gilmore shaking as he returned his paperwork. The deputy asked permission to search his vehicle, but was denied.

A K-9 sniffed the outside of the vehicle and alerted there were narcotics present. The deputy found a purple duffle bag containing 12 saran wrapped bundles of methamphetamine and 1 saran wrapped bundles of fentanyl.

The drugs are worth around $760,000.

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