CONWAY, Texas — A traffic stop on Interstate 40 in the Texas Panhandle has led to the seizure of more than $1 million in heroin and the arrest of a driver from California.
The Texas Department of Public Safety late Monday announced the drug bust and said the heroin was being hauled from Los Angeles to Tulsa.
DPS says 27-year-old Roberto Carrillo Beltran of Brawley, Calif., was taken into custody during Saturday's stop near Conway, about 25 miles east of Amarillo. A Texas trooper found bundles with more than 6 pounds of heroin in the passenger side rocker panel of the vehicle.
Beltran was booked into the Carson County jail on a charge of possession of a controlled substance. A jail official Tuesday didn't immediately update Beltran's custody status.