Tag light out leads to trafficking charges

  • Csaba Rudolf Fikker

Weatherford police recovered about 97 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop Friday morning, after the driver was stopped because his tag light was out.

Police stopped a a 2006 Chevrolet Avalanche Friday morning along Interstate 40 near mile marker 81.

After stopping the vehicle, officers requested a K9 conduct a free air sniff of the vehicle. After the air sniff was completed, Weatherford’s K9 Falco alerted officers to the presence of narcotics.

A search of the vehicle was done and officers found about 97 pounds of marijuana in individually vacuum-sealed packages located in several plastic totes in the bed of the pickup.

Police arrested Csaba Fikker, 41 of Sherman Oaks, California, on suspicion of narcotics trafficking.

Since the arrest, Fikker has been charged in Custer County District Court for trafficking in illegal drugs, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Fikker was scheduled to make a court appearance Monday. His bond is set at $100,249.

The affidavit of probable cause was filed in this case Monday. Read more about this traffic stop in Wednesday’s edition of the Weatherford Daily News.