33 Pounds of Methamphetamine Found in Spare Tire During Traffic Stop

AMARILLO – A traffic stop on I-40, yielded over 33 pounds of methamphetamine, valued at over $2.9 million, along with over $16,000 in US currency.

On June 12, around 6:51 p.m., a DPS trooper conducted a traffic stop on a 1997 Nissan Pickup traveling eastbound on I-40, for a traffic violation, near Bushland in Potter County.

The occupants of the Nissan were identified as 22-year-old Juan Ariel Carrillo and 22-year-old Pedro Santiago Gregorio.

During the traffic stop, the trooper discovered three bundles of cash in the luggage and 31 cellophane wrapped bundles methamphetamine in the spare tire.

Carrillo and Gregorio were placed under arrest for Possession of a Controlled Substance Over 400 Grams, Money Laundering Over $1,500 but Less Than $20,000 and booked into the Potter County Jail.

The illegal drugs and cash were allegedly being transported from Phoenix, Arizona to Tulsa, Oklahoma.