FAYETTE COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) - A woman stopped on a traffic violation along Interstate 10 in Fayette County was arrested after a sheriff deputy found 12.5 pounds of cocaine in her truck battery, officials said Tuesday.
Alma R. Presas of La Joya was charged with possession of a controlled substance..
According to the Sheriff's Office, Deputy Randy Thurman and his service dog, Lobos, stopped Presas, who was driving with her children. The deputy said Presas appeared nervous, but agreed to allow the deputy to search the truck.
It appeared that the battery had been tampered with. Thurman looked inside and found the cocaine, the sheriff's office said.
The substance would be worth about $100,000 on the street, the sheriff's office said.
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