LA GRANGE, Texas (KXAN) - Police in Fayette County uncovered approximately 112 pounds of marijuana hidden within a truck that was stopped at a rest stop along Interstate 10 on Monday.
The sheriff's office reports the department's K-9 unit got a hit on the vehicle and after speaking with the occupants, several criminal indicators were present.
Further investigation of the truck revealed the gas tank of the Ford F-150 was full of marijuana bundles.
The truck was moved to the Fayette County Sheriff's Office, where the bed of the truck was removed so officers could access the tank. After opening the tank, officers uncovered 45 bundles of marijuana which had a street value of $50,000.
According to the department, Margarita Perz De Diaz, 37, and Rogelio Diaz, 38, of Rio Grande City were arrested and taken to the Fayette County Jail.
Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg heads to court this week as a defendant in a civil trial that could oust her from office.
Late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, a light band of freezing drizzle traversed the I-35 corridor eastward. With sub-freezing temperatures, even the light precipitation created major problems.
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Austin Police confirm they have located an 82-year-old women who went missing last night.
APD is responding to a 25 vehicle accident near the 5400 block of Ed Bluestein near Thurgood Ave.
A man is dead after being hit by several vehicles in the eastbound lane of Highway 71 Saturday night.