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Texas state troopers seize $1 million in methamphetamine during traffic stop

September 7, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Texas state troopers seize $1 million in methamphetamine during traffic stop

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A state trooper confiscated over 12 pounds of methamphetamine, worth an estimated street value of close to $1 million, arresting an Oklahoma man after a routine traffic stop in Carson County, located in the Texas Panhandle on Saturday.

Texas state troopers pulled over a man driving a black Nissan as he traveled east on IH-40 near Conway, Texas, located 20 miles east of Amarillo, for a traffic infraction at approximately 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.

During the traffic stop, officers discovered numerous plastic-wrapped packages of meth concealed in the vehicle’s interior panels, KVII (ABC7) reported.

According to the Texas Department of Public Saftey, troopers arrested Oklahoma City native Ernesto Ayala, 20, and charged him with felony possession of a controlled substance. He is currently in custody in Carson County Jail.

Law enforcement officials said the drugs were reportedly being transported from San Diego to Oklahoma City. An investigation remains ongoing and jail records did not list an attorney for Ayala.

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