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.