Trooper seizes largest amount black tar heroin in DPS history

A Department of Public Safety trooper who pulled over a vehicle during a routine traffic stop recovered 201 pounds of marijuana and 3.1 pounds of black tar heroin - the largest amount of black tar heroin that a DPS trooper has seized during a routine traffic stop.

A trooper stopped the pickup truck last Monday at 9:55 p.m. northbound on Interstate 35 near the 221 mile-marker just south of Austin. The truck's license plate light was burned out.

The driver consented to a vehicle search, which revealed the marijuana and the black tar heroin. Both had been concealed in a propane tank on the back of the truck.

Value of the black tar heroin is estimated to be a minimum of $250,000.

Source: Texas Department of Public Safety

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