DPS Trooper seizes almost a pound of methamphetamine

Staff Writer

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) conducted a traffic stop Thursday on IH-40, yielding almost one pound of methamphetamine valued at over $72,000 along with one half pound of marijuana with a value of over $3,000.
At approximately 12:36 a.m., a DPS trooper conducted a traffic stop on a 2003 Chevrolet S-10 pickup traveling eastbound on IH-40, for a traffic violation, near Conway in Carson County.
The occupants of the S-10 were identified as Nicole Victoria Thompson, 20, of Jefferson, Iowa, and Daniel Lee Nysven, 48, of Volin, S.D. During the traffic stop, the trooper discovered the illegal drugs in the luggage.
Thompson and Nysven were placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance over 400 grams, a first-degree felony, and booked into the Carson County Jail. The illegal drugs were allegedly being transported from Phoenix, to Jefferson, Iowa.