Three people arrested after a routine traffic stop on I-40

The Texas Department of Public Safety conducted a traffic stop Saturday on I-40, yielding over three pounds of methamphetamine, nearly three ounces of heroin, 37 grams of oxycontin and a stolen gun. The value of the drugs seized was over $175,000.

At approximately 11:07 a.m., a DPS trooper conducted a traffic stop on a 2012 Toyota Tundra traveling eastbound on I-40 for a traffic violation, near Bushland in Potter County.

The occupants of the Toyota were identified as 27-year old Jessica Garner, of Torreon, N.M., 23-year old Paris L Castillo, of Torreon, N.M., and 17-year old Joseph Barboa, of Albuquerque, N.M. During the traffic stop, the trooper discovered over three pounds of methamphetamine, almost three ounces of heroin, 37 units of oxycontin, and a stolen nine-millimeter handgun. The occupants were placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance, a first-degree felony, unlawful carrying of a weapon, a class a misdemeanor and booked into the Potter County Jail. The illegal drugs were allegedly being transported from Albuquerque, N.M., to Oklahoma City.