DPS seizes 37 pounds of cocaine in stop near Conway


AMARILLO – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized 37 pounds of cocaine Monday, after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle in Carson County.

At approximately 11 a.m., a DPS Trooper stopped a 2014 Dodge Jeep Laredo traveling east on Interstate 40 near Conway, for a traffic violation. The Trooper then discovered 15 plastic-wrapped bundles of cocaine inside a duffle bag in the rear cargo area.

The driver – Jose Vejar-Hernandez, of Houston, Texas – was arrested and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance. Vejar-Hernandez was arrested and transported to the Carson County Jail.

The drugs were allegedly being transported from Los Angeles, California to Charleston, South Carolina