DPS stop leads to $1.78M meth bust

Updated: Feb. 13, 2017 at 10:25 AM CST
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CARSON COUNTY, TX (KFDA) - A weekend traffic stop in Carson County leads to the discovery of over 20 pounds of meth.

Saturday afternoon a DPS trooper stopped a 2002 Jeep Liberty traveling east on Interstate 40 near Conway for a traffic violation.

The trooper discovered cellophane-wrapped packages of methamphetamine worth approximately $1.78 million.

Jose Perez Ruelas, 21, and Juan Lopez Niebla, 33, both of Mexico, were arrested and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance.

They were transported and booked into the Carson County Jail.

Troopers believe the drugs were being transported from Phoenix to Oklahoma City.

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