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Meth, heroin and cocaine found during recent traffic stops

Authorities say packages of heroin, left, and bundles of cocaine and methamphetamine, right, were found in two different traffic stops in Carson County over the weekend / Source: Texas Department of Public Safety Authorities say packages of heroin, left, and bundles of cocaine and methamphetamine, right, were found in two different traffic stops in Carson County over the weekend / Source: Texas Department of Public Safety
CARSON COUNTY, TX (KFDA) -

Authorities say nearly $1.5 million worth of narcotics were uncovered during two traffic stops over the weekend.

The first happened early Sunday morning after a trooper reportedly stopped an out-of-state driver on Interstate 40 near Groom. Officials say cellophane-wrapped packages of methamphetamine and cocaine were found inside the vehicle. 

The drugs are valued together at $900,000. The driver, Jorge Hernandez, 31, of Phoenix, was arrested and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance. 

Later Sunday afternoon, authorities report stopping another driver near Conway and finding packages of heroin hidden inside of a suitcase in the vehicle. 

The driver, Alexis De La Paz Ramirez, 19, of Perris, Calif.,was arrested and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance.

Both drivers were booked into the Carson County jail. 

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