(WMC-TV) - This Arkansas State Police are regularly responsible for drug-related traffic stops along busy I-40 in the Forrest City area.
The latest happened Monday and included a massive amount of "ice". We're not talking about the frozen kind, but the more concentrated form of crystal meth.
Diana Zamora, 23, of California was charged with meth possession with intent to deliver as well as endangering the welfare of a minor because it appears a kid was in the car with her.
"I mean, if you're going to do it, why make kids involved around it?" wondered Forrest City resident Maydean Wilson.
"Yea that's bad," said Demetrius Parchman. "Cause you're not supposed to have drugs around the kids," he added.
State troopers reportedly seized $600,000 worth of "ice." That's double the amount seized last year by St. Francis County sheriff's deputies.
At the time, Sheriff Bobby May told me Action News 5 that was the largest amount of "ice" ever confiscated on the interstate by his department.
"The reason it's called ice is because it looks like ice cubes, or chipped up ice," said May last year.
Law enforcement officials say large amounts of "ice" and other drugs are usually headed out of Mexico bound for the east coast. Much of it travels through the Mid-South on Interstate 40 unless police intercept it.