DPS Discovers Meth during Traffic Stop

March 3, 2019
DPS Discovers Meth during Traffic Stop

AMARILLO – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized 36 pounds of methamphetamine Tuesday, Feb. 26, after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle in Carson County.

At approximately 8:27 p.m., a DPS Trooper stopped a 2007 Honda Odyssey traveling east on I-40 near Conway, for a traffic violation. The Trooper then discovered multiple plastic-wrapped bundles of methamphetamine concealed inside a hidden compartment under the front floor board.

DPS Special Agents and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agents arrived on scene to assist with the investigation.

The driver – Ma Florez of Santa Rosa, California – and passenger – Cesar Zuniga of San Jose, California – were arrested and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance. Florez, 42, and Zuniga, 29, were transported and booked into the Carson County Jail.

The drugs allegedly were being transported from Santa Rosa, California to Jacksonville, Arkansas.

### (DPS-Northwest Texas Region)