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Local News Release

July 28, 2020

DPS Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Seizure

AMARILLO – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized more than 61 pounds of methamphetamine Tuesday, July 21, after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle in Carson County. 

At approximately 3:19 p.m., a DPS Trooper stopped a 2020 Chevrolet Traverse traveling east on I-40 near Conway for a traffic violation. The Trooper then discovered multiple one liter wine bottles containing liquid methamphetamine.

DPS Special Agents and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agents were contacted to assist with the case. DEA Special Agents adopted the case.

The driver – Luis Fuentes, 32, of Greenbelt, Maryland – was arrested and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance. Fuentes was transported and booked into the Randall County Jail. 

The drugs allegedly were being transported from Madera, California to Washington, DC.

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