DPS Traffic Stop Leads to $1.35 Million Meth Seizure in Carson County

AMARILLO, TX - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized over 15 pounds of methamphetamine Saturday, after a DPS Trooper stopped a vehicle in Carson County.

At approximately 11:20 a.m., a DPS trooper stopped a 2007 Nissan Altima traveling east on IH-40 near Conway, for a traffic violation. The trooper then discovered cellophane-wrapped packages of methamphetamine inside the spare tire. The methamphetamine is worth approximately $1.35 million.

The driver, Juan Medina, 32, and passenger, Jesus Ibarra, 48, both of Phoenix, were arrested and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance.  Medina and Ibarra was transported and booked into the Carson County jail.

The drugs allegedly were being transported from Phoenix to Oklahoma City.

(News release from the Texas DPS in Amarillo)

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