Last Updated on February 22, 2022 – 12:25 PM CST

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AMARILLO – On Feb. 16, 2022, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized 48 pounds of methamphetamine, more than five pounds of cocaine, one and a half pounds of THC products, two ounces of marijuana and 331 grams of suspected fentanyl tablets, after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle in Oldham County.

At approximately 2:15 p.m., a DPS Trooper stopped a 2021 Toyota Rav4 traveling east on I-40 near Vega, for a traffic violation. The Trooper then discovered multiple plastic-wrapped bags of methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana, THC products, and suspected fentanyl tablets inside the rear cargo area.

The driver, Felipe Escalera-Nunez, 23, of Overland, Missouri, and passenger, Brian Salinas, 25, of Florissant, Missouri, were arrested and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance. Both were transported and booked into the Oldham County Jail.

The drugs were reportedly being transported from Los Angeles, California to Fort Smith, Arkansas.