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Millions of dollars of drugs seized during recent DPS traffic stops


The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized 128 pounds of marijuana Sunday after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle in Carson County.

At approximately 12:54 p.m., a DPS Trooper stopped a 2005 Silverado traveling east on I-40 near Conway, for a traffic violation. The Trooper then discovered multiple plastic-wrapped bundles of marijuana in and behind the rear passenger seats and in between the pickup bed and bed liner. The illegal drugs are worth approximately $776,000.

The driver – Jesus Lopez, 32, of San Luis, Arizona – was arrested and charged with felony possession of marijuana. Lopez was transported and booked into the Carson County jail.

The drugs allegedly were being transported from Deming, New Mexico, to Oklahoma City.

DPS officers seized 55 pounds of THC infused products and 27 pounds of marijuana Saturday after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle in Carson County.

At approximately 4:35 p.m., a DPS Trooper stopped a 2018 Chevrolet Impala traveling east on I-40 near Conway, for a traffic violation. The Trooper then discovered multiple plastic-wrapped bundles of marijuana and THC infused products in the vehicle. The illegal drugs are worth approximately $497,000.

The driver – Sergei Chumachenko, 28, of Los Angeles – was arrested and charged with felony possession of marijuana. Chumachenko was transported and booked into the Carson County jail.

The drugs allegedly were being transported from Los Angeles, to Pennsylvania.

On October 17, DPS officers seized 37 pounds of cocaine and almost five pounds methamphetamine, after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle in Carson County.

At approximately 11:31 a.m., a DPS trooper stopped a 2007 Dodge Nitro traveling east on I-40 near Groom, for a traffic violation. The trooper then discovered multiple plastic-wrapped bundles of cocaine and two duct-taped bundles of methamphetamine inside a hidden compartment. The illegal drugs are worth approximately $2.7 million.

The driver – Isaac Gonzalez, 22, of Phoenix – was arrested and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance. Gonzalez was transported and booked into Carson County jail.

The drugs allegedly were being transported from Phoenix to Oklahoma City.

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