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.