DPS Trooper Seize $144,000 in Meth

By Karl Wehmhoener | kwehmhoener@kamr.com

Published 08/11 2014 10:39AM

Updated 08/11 2014 09:22PM

AMARILLO –- A DPS traffic stop Sunday on I-40, yielded over four pounds of meth valued at over $144,000.

At 2:33 p.m., a DPS trooper pulled over Robert Oscar Esquivel in a 2002 Chevrolet Malibu traveling eastbound on I-40, for a traffic violation, near Groom in Carson County.

During the traffic stop, the trooper found eight bundles of meth in the doors.

Esquivel was placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance over 400 grams, a first-degree felony, and booked into the Carson County Jail. 

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

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