Texas DPS: 2 arrested for transporting cocaine in Carson County

Published: May. 26, 2023 at 1:51 PM CDT|Updated: May. 26, 2023 at 6:13 PM CDT
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CARSON COUNTY, Texas (KFDA) - The Texas Department of Public Safety arrested two men after troopers say they found cocaine during a traffic stop in Carson County.

Miguel Diaz Garcia and Rodman Duran Garcia, both of Atlanta, Georgia, were arrested and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance after troopers seized nearly 128 pounds of suspected cocaine.

Around 3:05 p.m. Thursday, a DPS trooper stopped a 2021 Honda CRV traveling east on I-40 near Conway for a traffic violation.

According to a press release, a DPS K-9 unit arrived on scene and alerted to the car. During the stop, a trooper found a large plastic tote in the backseat containing multiple plastic-wrapped bundles of cocaine.

DPS special agents and DEA special agents were called and assisted with the investigation. The DEA has taken over the case.

Officials believe the drugs were being transported from Riverside, California, to Atlanta, Georgia, according to the release.

Editor’s Note: An initial DPS press release included an incorrect name for one of the arrested men. This story has been updated with the correct name per DPS officials.