DPS Trooper Seizes over 22 pounds in Meth

Published 04/24 2014 04:33PM

Updated 04/25 2014 07:27AM

(DPS Release)

AMARILLO – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) conducted a traffic stop Wednesday on IH-40, yielding over 22 pounds of methamphetamine valued at over $816,000.


At approximately 6:30 p.m., a DPS trooper conducted a traffic stop on a 1995 Toyota Corolla traveling eastbound on IH-40, for a traffic violation, near Conway in Carson County.


The driver of the Corolla was identified as Leonardo Moreno-Aguilar, 26, of Sunnyvale, Calif. During the traffic stop, the trooper discovered liquid methamphetamine in plastic containers.


Moreno-Aguilar was placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance, a first-degree felony, and booked into the Carson County Jail. The illegal drugs were allegedly being transported from Los Angeles, to Charleston, S.C.

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