150 pounds of marijuana found after police shut down Avenue Q

A chase that began in Shallowwater ended in a crash Thursday afternoon near downtown Lubbock and involved an SUV loaded with about 150 pounds of marijuana, Texas Department of Public Safety officials said.

A portion of Q Avenue near downtown Lubbock was closed for much of Thursday afternoon due to the crash resulting from the lawsuit that involved multiple law enforcement agencies.

One person has been arrested and two suspects remain at large, according to a DPS press release.

A multi-agency pursuit ended in an accident involving at least two vehicles Thursday afternoon in the 1400 block of Q Avenue.

Neither the person arrested nor the charges against them were identified in the statement.

The chase began around 3:40 p.m. when a DPS trooper saw a White Dodge SUV on US 84 in Shallowwater committing a traffic violation. The soldier initiated a traffic stop and the SUV stopped at a business, the statement said.

However, when the soldier approached the SUV, he sped up and the soldier chased the SUV into Lubbock.

The chase continued south on Q Avenue and ended when the Dodge SUV struck a brown Jeep SUV near the intersection of 15th Street. The driver of the Jeep SUV declined to receive medical treatment at the scene, the statement said.

A multi-agency pursuit ended in an accident involving at least two vehicles Thursday afternoon in the 1400 block of Q Avenue.

Three people got out of the Dodge SUV and one person was captured while the other two escaped. A search of the Dodge SUV revealed approximately 150 pounds of marijuana.

Vehicle pursuit left white SUV disabled in the 1600 block of Avenue Q and brown SUV disabled in the 1400 block of Avenue Q

Traffic north of 19th Street and south of Broadway was diverted from Q Avenue. Debris from vehicles was scattered over several blocks.

The captured suspect is being treated at Lubbock University Medical Center for injuries sustained while on the run, the statement said.

DPS troopers, Lubbock Police, and Lubbock County Sheriff’s Deputies are searching for the remaining suspects.