DPS traffic stop leads to seizure of 43 pounds of methamphetamine

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AMARILLO (KFDX/KJTL) — The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized 43 pounds of methamphetamine Thursday, Dec. 12, after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle in Carson County.

At approximately 12:52 p.m., a DPS Trooper stopped a 2002 GMC Denali traveling east on I-40 near Conway, for a traffic violation. The Trooper then discovered multiple plastic-wrapped packages of methamphetamine concealed inside all four tires.

DPS Special Agents and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agents arrived on scene to assist with the investigation. DEA Special Agents adopted the case.

The driver – Jessica Anguiano, 25, of Tucson, Arizona – was arrested and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance. Anguiano was transported and booked into the Randall County Jail. 

The drugs allegedly were being transported from Tucson, Arizona to Oklahoma City.

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