DPS Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Seizure

Jessica Ozbun-Staff Writer

DPS Report-The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized more than 224 pounds of PCP and 11 pounds of cocaine Tuesday, after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle in Oldham County.

At approximately 3:50 p.m., a DPS Trooper stopped a 2020 Dodge Caravan traveling east on I-40 near Vega, for a traffic violation. A DPS canine unit arrived on scene and alerted on the vehicle. The Trooper then discovered PCP inside multiple containers and cocaine inside five plastic-wrapped packages.

DPS Special Agents were contacted and assisted with the investigation.

The driver – Mark Herbert Jr., 36 – and passenger – Derick Campbell, 34 - both of Colorado Springs, Colorado – were arrested and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance. Herbert and Campbell were arrested and transported to the Oldham County Jail.

The drugs were allegedly being transported from California to Newark, New Jersey.

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