3 arrested after DPS trooper finds $3.4M worth of drugs during traffic stop

3 arrested after DPS trooper finds $3.4M worth of drugs during traffic stop
Marilu Correa-Loreto, arrested for transporting narcotics in Carson County (Source: Randall County Jail)
Marilu Correa-Loreto, arrested for transporting narcotics in Carson County (Source: Randall County Jail)
Claudia Chavez-Vargas, arrested for transporting narcotics in Carson County (Source: Randall County Jail)
Claudia Chavez-Vargas, arrested for transporting narcotics in Carson County (Source: Randall County Jail)

CARSON COUNTY, TX (KFDA) - A traffic stop for not wearing a seat belt led to DPS troopers seizing more than $3.4 million worth of drugs on Sunday.

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According to DPS, a trooper found 60 pounds of methamphetamine, 10 pounds of heroin and a package of oxcycodone pills after he stopped a woman driving on I-40 in Carson County.

Officials say the quantity of drugs found in the car was consistent with distribution rather than for personal use.

Troopers arrested Isabel Villa-Deras, Marilu Correa-Loreto and Claudia Chavez-Vargas.

Officials say the women admitted to being paid to drive the car from Southern California to North Carolina but denied knowing that narcotics were in the car.

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