AMARILLO - The Texas Department of Public Safety conducted a traffic stop Thursday on IH-40 yielding over two pounds of methamphetamine. The illegal drugs are valued at over $75,000.
At approximately 3:47 p.m., a DPS trooper conducted a traffic stop on a 2004 Ford F-250 pickup, towing a trailer with a motorcycle traveling eastbound on IH-40. The stop was for a traffic violation near Conway in Carson County. During the traffic stop, the trooper conducted a search of the vehicle and discovered two bundles of methamphetamine in the saddlebags of the motorcycle.
Two passengers in the vehicle, Manuel Elester Joenes Jr., 40, of Richmond, Calif., and Keith Zachary Jones, 45, of San Francisco, were placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance, a first-degree felony. The two suspects were booked into the Carson County jail. The drugs were allegedly being transported from San Francisco to Tulsa, Okla.