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By Elizabeth Tanner/The Post Dispatch
Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers seized 1.445 kilograms of methamphetamines during a traffic stop in Garza County on Tuesday, Sept. 8.
DPS troopers stopped the Nissan Xterra traveling on US 84 near mile marker 370 in Garza County at 4:40 p.m. after a concerned citizen called 911 to report a possible intoxicated driver. The caller said the occupants of the vehicle were throwing bottles out of the window while going down the road, according to DPS reports.
After stopping the vehicle for a traffic violation, DPS officials were granted permission by the driver to search the car and called in a K9 unit, which alerted on the vehicle.
A bundle containing 1.445 kilograms of methamphetamines was found concealed under a rug behind the right front passenger seat.
DPS Special Agents were contacted to assist with the investigation.
The driver and passenger were arrested and charged with manufacture/delivery of substance greater than or equal to 400g.
Authorities say the two are from the area and were travelling from Dallas to Lubbock.
Names of the occupants in the vehicle have not been released as of press time.