DPS seizes 17 pounds of fentanyl near Vega

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AMARILLO – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized more than 17 pounds of fentanyl Tuesday, after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle in Oldham County.

At approximately 4:10 p.m., a DPS Trooper stopped a 2016 Honda Civic traveling east on I-40 near Vega, for a traffic violation. A DPS canine unit arrived on scene and alerted on the vehicle. The Trooper then discovered fentanyl underneath the rear seat,

DPS Special Agents and Amarillo Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agents were contacted and assisted with the investigation. HSI Special Agents adopted the case for federal prosecution.

The driver – Alejandro Alarcon Lopez Jr., 19 – and passenger – Timothy Osorno, 23 - both of Delano, California – were arrested and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance. Alarcon Lopez Jr. and Osorno were arrested and transported to the Randall County Jail.

The drugs were allegedly being transported from Delano, California to South Carolina.

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