Recent I-40 traffic stops lead to seizure of cash and drugs


The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized three pounds of methamphetamine Thursday, after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle in Carson County.

At approximately 3:18 p.m., a DPS Trooper stopped a 2015 Chevrolet passenger car traveling east on I-40 near Conway, for a traffic violation. The Trooper then discovered methamphetamine wrapped in a clear trash bag inside a card board box on the floorboard.

The driver – Orduno Marquez, 23, of Tucson, Arizona – was arrested and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance. Marquez was transported and booked into the Carson County jail.

The drugs were allegedly being transported from Tucson, Arizona to Oklahoma City.

57 pounds of marijuana were seized Tuesday, after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle in Carson County.

At approximately 5:18 p.m., a DPS Trooper stopped a 2017 Hyundai Sonata traveling east on I-40 near Conway, for a traffic violation. A DPS canine arrived on scene and alerted on the vehicle. The Trooper then discovered multiple vacuum-sealed packages of marijuana in the trunk.

The driver – Kevin Satterfield, 34, of Ashland, Oregon - was arrested and charged with felony possession of marijuana. Satterfield was transported and booked into the Carson County jail.

The drugs allegedly were being transported from Medford, Oregon, to Cincinnati.

More than $355,000 in cash and a small amount of marijuana was seized Sunday, after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle in Oldham County.

At approximately 8:06 p.m., a DPS Trooper stopped a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado traveling west on I-40 near Vega, for a traffic violation. The Trooper then discovered five vacuum-sealed packages of cash in the rear passenger quarter panel and a small amount of marijuana during a search of the vehicle.

The driver – Shalynn Phillips, 20, of Shawnee, Oklahoma – and passenger – Jazmine Naugles, 27, of Oklahoma City - were arrested and charged with money laundering. Phillips and Naugles were transported and booked into the Oldham County jail.

The cash was allegedly being transported from Oklahoma City, to Hollywood, California.

More than 60 pounds of marijuana was seized Tuesday, after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle in Oldham County.

At approximately 3:53 p.m., a DPS Trooper stopped a 2008 Mercedes passenger car traveling east on I-40 near Wildorado, for a traffic violation. The Trooper then discovered multiple vacuum-sealed packages of marijuana in gift-wrapped boxes, both rear quarter panels and in the spare tire storage area.

The driver – Jose Pineda-Solorios, 21, of Fresno, California - was arrested and charged with felony possession of marijuana. Pineda-Solorios was transported and booked into the Oldham County jail

The drugs allegedly were being transported from Fresno, California, to Houston.

The DPS seized 104 pounds of marijuana Saturday, after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle in Carson County.

At approximately 7:46 p.m., a DPS Trooper stopped a 2017 Nissan Sentra traveling east on I-40 near Conway, for a traffic violation. A DPS Canine unit arrived on scene and alerted on the vehicle. The Trooper then discovered five large cellophane-wrapped bundles of marijuana in the trunk. The illegal drugs are worth approximately $631,000.

The driver – Saul Ahedo, 40 – and passenger – Sergio Grajales, 45, both of Los Angeles – were arrested and charged with felony possession of marijuana. Ahedo and Grajales were transported and booked into the Carson County jail.
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The drugs allegedly were being transported from Los Angeles to Chicago.

In yet another incident, a DPS Trooper stopped a 2010 Toyota passenger car traveling east on I-40 near Conway, for a traffic violation. The Trooper then discovered three tape-wrapped containers of methamphetamine inside the door panels, worth approximately $313,000.

Tevin Byers and Natasha Jamas of Palmdale, California; and Porsha Lloyd, of Los Angeles, were arrested and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance.

Byers, 24; Jamas, 35; and Lloyd, 30, were transported and booked into the Carson County jail.

The drugs were allegedly being transported from Palmdale, California, to Oklahoma City.

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