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      DPS Troopers seize $180,000 worth of Meth

      The Texas Department of Public Safety conducted a traffic stop Sunday on I-40, yielding over five pounds of methamphetamine valued at over $180,000.

      On September 1, 2013 at approximately 12:58 a.m., a DPS trooper conducted a traffic stop on a 2004 Ford Taurus passenger car traveling eastbound on I-40 for a traffic violation near Conway in Carson County.

      The driver of the Taurus was identified as 28-year old Daniela Gandarencinas, of Los Colorado, Mexico. During the traffic stop, the trooper discovered four bundles of methamphetamine in the firewall. The driver was placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance, a first-degree felony, and booked into the Carson County Jail. The illegal drugs were allegedly being transported from Mexico to Oklahoma City.