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JARRELL, Texas (KXAN) – Williamson County sheriff’s detectives said they found nearly 15 pounds of methamphetamine hidden in a compartment under the back seat of a car — which three children were sitting on.

Authorities pulled over Horacio Ayvar-Lopez andabout 4:30 p.m. on April 20 along Interstate 35 in Jarrell, Texas, for failing to signal a lane change and a cracked front windshield, an arrest affidavit said.

Detectives say they found several packages wrapped in black tape inside the compartment during a search of the car. Court documents said a field test confirmed the packages contained meth.

Ayvar-Lopez told police he loaded the packages into the car in New Braunfels and was in the process of returning them to Tulsa, Okla., the document said. Authorities said he also admitted to using his children — ages 1, 5 and 8 — as a cover to make transporting the drugs easier.

Calzada said her husband was hired by two people in Tulsa to make the trip to Texas and bring the meth back to Oklahoma, according to the affidavit. She also told detectives her husband had visited the same New Braunfels address before to pick up and transport drugs back to Tulsa, the document said.

Ayvar-Lopez was booked into the Williamson County Jail on three counts of child endangerment and one count of possession of a controlled substance. Bond was set at $425,000.

Calzada’s faces the same charges, and bond was set at $325,000.

Meanwhile, the arrest affidavit did not mention where the children were taken after Ayvar-Lopez and Calzada were arrested.

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