2 arrested after $635,000 worth of drugs found during traffic stop in Panhandle
CARSON COUNTY, Texas (KFDA) - Two people have been arrested after DPS found around $635,000 worth of drugs during a traffic stop in Carson County.
According to DPS, on Tuesday Aug. 9, at around 10 a.m. a DPS trooper pulled over a 2021 Hyundai Elantra traveling east on I-40 for a traffic violation.
During the search the trooper found six plastic-wrapped bundles of cocaine inside a spare tire in the trunk.
The driver, 34-year-old Carina Alvorado, and 33-year-old Martin Gonzales were arrested and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance.
DPS says the drugs were reportedly being transported from California to North Carolina.
According to street value, the drugs are worth $635,000.
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