A driver from California is in custody and more than 11 pounds of methamphetamine worth nearly $1 million has been seized in a weekend traffic stop in the Texas Panhandle.
The Texas Department of Public Safety says a state trooper who pulled over a driver on Interstate 40 in Carson County called in a canine unit for help. Troopers then found several tape-wrapped packages of methamphetamine inside a spare tire.
The driver, 29-year-old Carmalia Bautista, of Corcoran, Calif., is jailed in Carson County on a charge of felony possession of a controlled substance.
Authorities say it’s believed the illegal drugs were being taken from California to Missouri.
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