State Troopers seize 7 lbs of meth during traffic stop near Sham - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

State Troopers seize 7 lbs of meth during traffic stop near Shamrock

(Source: Texas Department of Public Safety) (Source: Texas Department of Public Safety)
WHEELER COUNTY, TX (KCBD) -

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized more than seven pounds of methamphetamine Saturday after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle on I-40 in Wheeler County, which is east of Amarillo and close to the Texas/Oklahoma border.

Around 5 p.m., a DPS Trooper stopped a 2016 Dodge Dart traveling east on I-40 near Shamrock, for a traffic violation. The trooper then found seven vacuum-sealed packages of methamphetamine inside the car. The methamphetamine is worth approximately $637,000.

The driver, Gilivaldo Gutierrez Torres, 24, of Phoenix, was arrested and charged with felony possession of a dangerous drug. Gutierrez Torres was transported and booked into the Wheeler County jail.

The drugs allegedly were being transported from Phoenix to Indianapolis.

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