DPS Trooper seizes over $666,000 in illegal drugs

Staff Writer

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) conducted a traffic stop Monday on IH-40, yielding over four pounds of methamphetamine valued at over $409,000 and two pounds of heroin valued at over $257,000.
At approximately 4:21p.m., a DPS trooper conducted a traffic stop on a 2002 Nissan Altima traveling eastbound on IH-40, for a traffic violation, near Bushland in Potter County.
The driver of the Altima was identified as Eduardo Cerda Esquivel, 18, of Oklahoma City. During the traffic stop, the trooper discovered five vacuum-sealed bundles of methamphetamine and one vacuum-sealed bundle of heroin in the gas tank.
Esquivel was placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance over 400 grams, a first-degree felony, and booked into the Potter County Jail. The illegal drugs were allegedly being transported from Phoenix to Oklahoma City.