AMARILLO, TX (NEWS RELEASE) – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized almost 12 pounds of methamphetamine Sunday after a Texas Highway Patrol bh7gnogoTrooper stopped a vehicle in Carson County.

At approximately 12:21 p.m., a DPS trooper stopped a 2005 Kia Rio traveling east on IH-40 near Conway, for a traffic violation. The trooper then discovered several tape-wrapped bundles of methamphetamine inside the spare tire.  The drugs are valued at approximately $1 million.

Angel Pasaye, 22, of Los Angeles, was arrested and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance. Pasaye was transported and booked into the Carson County jail.

The illegal drugs were allegedly being transported from Los Angeles to Tulsa, Okla.