Fayette County Sheriff's Office K9 Lobos finds $2.7 million worth of
meth hidden in the gas tank of a car.
(Courtesy: Fayette County
COUNTY, Texas – A man was arrested after a Fayette County Sheriff’s
Office K-9 found $2.7 million worth of methamphetamines hidden inside
the gas tank of a vehicle on Wednesday.
Around 11:38 a.m., a sergeant, along with K-9
Lobos, stopped a vehicle on Interstate 10 for a traffic violation. As
the sergeant began to question the driver and his wife, he noticed
conflicting details in each of their stories about where they were
Suspicious that the vehicle might be
smuggling drugs from Mexico to Houston, the sergeant was given a warrant
to search the vehicle.
Lobos immediately alerted the sergeant that
illegal narcotics were inside the vehicle. The sergeant searched the gas
tank and found 16 bundles of meth totaling 27 kilos.
The driver, 29-year-old Felipe De Jesus Mendez Ramos, was arrested and accused of felony drug possession.