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.