The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized close to 13 pounds of methamphetamine Wednesday, February 6, after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle in Oldham County.
At around 3:30 p.m., a DPS Trooper stopped a 2018 Toyota Rav4 traveling east on I-40 for a traffic violation, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Facebook.
The Trooper then discovered nine taped-wrapped bundles of meth concealed inside the gas tank, according to the post.
The DPS post said the drugs allegedly were being transported from Los Angeles to Bentonville, Arkansas.
The driver, Teodulo Quintero, 58, of North Hills, California, was arrested and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, according to the post.
Teodulo was transported and booked into the Randall County Jail in Amarillo, Texas.
The Centerton Police Department shared the Facebook post and said:
“Thank you Texas DPS for intercepting this putrid substance and keeping it from reaching its destination. The article states the substance was en route to Bentonville. If you don’t believe there is a drug problem in Northwest Arkansas, you are sadly mistaken.”