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Drug bust in Potter County

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AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) -

The Texas Department of Public Safety uncover several pounds of drugs in a traffic stop along I-40 Friday. 

Just after 9:00 p.m., a trooper pulled over a 2013 BMW passenger travelling east on I-40 near Amarillo for a traffic violation. 

The trooper then discovered several plastic-wrapped packages of cocaine located inside false compartments that were accessed through the wheel wells. The cocaine is worth approximately $1.5 million.

 The driver, Cosme Cisneros, 32, and passenger, Uriel Nunez Hernandez, 27, both of Atlanta, were arrested and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance.

Cisneros and Nunez Hernandez were transported and booked into the Potter County jail.

The drugs allegedly were being transported from Bakersfield, Calif., to Chicago.

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