CARSON COUNTY, TX (KFDA) - Authorities say nearly 150 pounds of marijuana were found after a trooper stopped a driver for a traffic violation Sunday.
The Texas Department of Public Safety said Tuesday the narcotics were found in several plastic-wrapped packages hidden inside a false compartment in the vehicle. The driver, Viridianna Federico, and her passenger, Dominick Rivera, were both arrested and charged with felony possession of marijuana.Both are from Arizona.
The two were traveling along Interstate 40 and were stopped in Carson County near Conway, officials said. A DPS canine assisted with the search.
Troopers believe the drugs are worth around $880,000.