Two people are behind bars and $230,000 worth of methamphetamine is off of the streets after a traffic stop in Carson County.

On January 4th a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper made the stop on I-40 in Carson County after seeing a car speeding, cutting in after passing and failing to signal a lane change.

The driver said he was traveling to Little Rock, Arkansas for his grandfather’s funeral but the passenger said they were traveling to Little Rock to visit a friend.

The trooper checked the rental agreement for the vehicle and noticed that it was due on January 6 in Ontario, California and he smelled marijuana

During a search, the trooper found two small containers of a substance believed to be marijuana in a backpack, as well as two bags containing crystal-like substances, believed to be meth.

A DEA agent tested the crystal-like substance in the bag and it came back as positive for methamphetamine.

The suspects were charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine.