DPS trooper seizes more than 1 pound of methamphetamine

Amarillo, TX - At about 4:20 p.m. yesterday, The Texas Department of Public Safety performed a traffic stop on I-40, bringing in more than 1 pound of methamphetamine valued at more than $87,000.

A DPS trooper conducted a traffic stop on a Mercedes Benz traveling east on I-40, for a traffic violation near Bushland in Potter County.

The driver was identified as Scott Cheney of Paramount, Calif. During the stop, the trooper found methamphetamine near the engine area.

Cheney was placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance of more than 400 grams, a first-degree felony, and was booked into the Potter County Jail.

The illegal drugs were allegedly being transported from Los Angeles to Oklahoma City.