A traffic stop in Wheeler County nets the Texas Department of Public Safety, more than 12 pounds of suspected fentanyl.

At 8:14 a.m. Thursday,  a DPS trooper stopped a 2014 Chevrolet Impala traveling east on I-40 near Shamrock for a traffic violation. The trooper then discovered multiple plastic-wrapped bundles of the suspected drug in the rear quarter panels. 

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DPS Criminal Investigation Division Special Agents and Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agents were contacted and assisted with the investigation.

DPS officials say 26-year-old Jose Martinez-Cisneros of Hollister, Calif., was arrested and booked into the Wheeler County Jail for felony possession of a controlled substance.

Officials say the drugs were reportedly being transported from Phoenix, Ariz., to Riley, N.C.