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      DPS seizes 5 pounds of meth

      A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper stopped a vehicle Monday night on Interstate 40. The vehicle was traveling eastbound and was stopped near Conway in Carson County for a traffic violation.

      At the time of the stop, the trooper searched the vehicle and found five bundles of methamphetamine hidden in a door panel of the vehicle. DPS said the value of the illegal substance is more than $199,000.

      33-year-old Cassie Lynn Mercado and 32-year-old Candida Odilia Romero were inside the vehicle. Mercado and Romero were arrested for possession of a controlled substance and booked into the Carson County Jail.

      DPS said the drugs were allegedly being transported from Pheoniz Ariz., to Oklahoma City Okla.