DPS Trooper Seizes Over $460,000 in Drugs

A traffic stop Friday on I-40, yielded over 12 pounds of methamphetamine valued at over $460,000.


A DPS traffic stop Friday on I-40, yielded over 12 pounds of methamphetamine valued at over $460,000.

At 7:36 p.m., a DPS trooper pulled over a 2013 Kia Optima for a traffic violation, near Conway in Carson County.

The occupants of the Kia were identified as Alejandro Garcia-Gordillo, 28, of Los Rancho, N.M. and Carlos Vasquez-Mendoza, 25, of Albuquerque, N.M.  During the traffic stop, the trooper discovered 12 bundles of methamphetamine in a door structure. 

Both of the occupants were 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 Albuquerque to Oklahoma City.
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