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The Texas Department of Public Safety seized 37 pounds of cocaine during a traffic stop in Carson County earlier this week.

According to a report from KVII-TV in Amarillo, on Monday, February 7th, 2022 at approximately 11 a.m., a DPS trooper stopped a 2014 Dodge Jeep Laredo on Interstate 40 for a traffic violation.

During the stop, 15 plastic-wrapped bundles of cocaine were found in the vehicle inside a duffle bag.

The driver, identified as Jose Vejar-Hernandez, of Houston, Texas, was arrested and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and booked into the Carson County Jail.

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

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