CARSON COUNTY, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — The Texas Department of Public Safety released information on a recent incident where officials seized more than 12 pounds of suspected fentanyl in Carson County.
According to a news release from Texas DPS, a trooper stopped a 2010 Toyota Tacoma traveling east on I-40 near Conway on a traffic violation the morning of Oct. 23. During the stop, the trooper allegedly discovered five plastic-wrapped bundles of fentanyl powder and four plastic-wrapped bags of fentanyl pills.
The driver and passenger of the vehicle, both identified as California residents, were arrested and charged with “felony possession of a controlled substance” and were booked into the Randall County Jail. Officials said in the release that the drugs were reportedly being transported from Los Angeles to Oklahoma City.