DPS arrests 2, seizes meth after I-40 traffic stop

The Texas Department of Public Safety seized more than four pounds of methamphetamine Sunday after a traffic stop on Interstate 40, according to a news release.

At approximately 10:42 a.m., a DPS Trooper stopped a 2011 Infiniti G37 traveling east on I-40 near Conway for an unspecified traffic violation, DPS said. A DPS canine was called to the scene and alerted on the vehicle and the trooper discovered multiple plastic-wrapped bundles of methamphetamine inside a bag on the rear seat. The drugs are worth approximately $392,000, according to DPS.

Edgar Puente and Evelyn Garcia-Saldana, both of Phoenix, were arrested on charges of felony possession of a controlled substance. Puente, 25, and Garcia-Saldana, 22, were booked into the Carson County jail.

The drugs allegedly were being transported from Phoenix to Fort Smith, Ark., DPS said.