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Nearly 6 pounds of heroin seized during traffic stop

(Source: DPS) (Source: DPS)
WICHITA FALLS, Tx (RNN Texoma) -

Nearly six pounds of heroin was taken off the streets in the panhandle.

On Tuesday, around 1:29 p.m. DPS troopers stopped a vehicle on I-40 near Conway for a traffic violation. 

During the stop, the trooper discovered two cellophane-wrapped packages of heroin inside a hidden compartment in the dashboard.

The heroin is worth $771,000 according to officials. They said the drugs were allegedly being taken from California to Florida. 

The driver, Jorge Sotomayor-Vega, 35, was arrested and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance. He was booked into the Carson County Jail.

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