Texas traffic stop yields nearly $1 million in meth

Ponca City Now - September 6, 2016 10:05 am

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) – An Oklahoma City man has been arrested after a Texas Panhandle traffic stop yielded $1 million in methamphetamine.

Carson County jail records show 20-year-old Ernesto Ayala was being held Monday on a charge of felony possession of a controlled substance.

The Texas Department of Public Safety says one of its troopers stopped Ayala on Saturday for a traffic violation near Conway, about 20 miles east of Amarillo.

The trooper discovered several plastic-wrapped packages of methamphetamine weighing more than 12 pounds concealed inside the panels of Ayala's car.

DPS says the drugs were being transported from San Diego to Oklahoma City.

 

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