DPS Nabs 2, Seizes Heroin In I-40 Traffic Stop
Another I-40 traffic stop turns into a drug interdiction on I-40.
Tuesday night around 10:30pm the DPS pulled over a 2003 Toyota Camry on I-40 near Conway. During a search of the vehicle troopers discovered tape wrapped bundles of heroin attached to the gas tank.
The two occupants of the vehicle, 33-year-old Maria Gembe, from Avondale, Arizona and 35-year-old Lucia Ceballos, from Killeen, Texas were both arrested. They were charged with Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance and booked into the Carson County Jail.
The drugs had an estimated street value of nearly $350,000. The heroin was allegedly being transported from Arizona to Kansas City, Kansas.