Provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) conducted a traffic stop Thursday on IH-40, yielding over five pounds of methamphetamine valued at over $180,000.
At approximately 1:19 p.m., a DPS trooper conducted a traffic stop on a 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe traveling eastbound on IH-40, for a traffic violation, near Conway in Carson County.
The driver of the Tahoe was identified as Lorenzo Gutierrez Lopez, 60, of Mission Hills, Calif. During the traffic stop, the trooper discovered four bundles of methamphetamine in the spare tire.
Lopez was 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 an unknown location in California to Atlanta, Ga.