2 Tucson women accused of transporting 25 pounds of cocaine

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say two Tucson women have been arrested for allegedly transporting 25 pounds of cocaine.

Arizona Department of Public Safety officials say the women were stopped for a traffic violation in Casa Grande by a DPS officer on Tuesday.

They say the officer suspected criminal activity in the car during the stop and searched the vehicle with the driver's permission.

During the search, the officer reported finding several packages of cocaine with a street value of almost $300,000.

DPS officials say 20-year-old Sylvia Garcia Orozco and 30-year-old Silvia Vanessa Orozco have been booked into the Pinal County jail on suspicion of possession of narcotic drugs for sale and transportation.

It wasn't immediately clear Wednesday if the two women are related or if either has a lawyer yet for their case.