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Two different traffic stops conducted by Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers unveiled 5,349 grams of methamphetamine.

The first stop occurred Saturday March 2, 2013 at approximately 6:20 p.m. when a DPS trooper stopped a Volkswagen Jetta seven miles outside of Conway on a traffic violation.

During the stop, the DPS trooper searched the vehicle and discovered 1,944 grams of methamphetamine inside the vehicle. The 2 bundles of methamphetamine was found inside the liner of a suitcase and was allegedly being transported from Phoenix, Arizona to Oklahoma City Okla.

28-year-old Lizeth G. Soto-Duarte was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and booked into the Carson County Jail.

The second stop occurred Sunday March 3, 2013 when a DPS trooper stopped a Mazda 3 one mile outside of Conway for a traffic violation.

Joy L. Romero, 56, and her passenger Esmeralda Farias, 47, were arrested for possession of a controlled substance after a DPS trooper with the assistance of a K-9 unit found 6 bundles of methamphetamine inside the vehicle.The 3,405 grams of methamphetamine was found inside the firewall of the vehicle.

Romero and Farias were arrested for possession of a controlled substance and booked into the Carson County Jail.

 

 

 

 

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