K-9 Lobos detects $800,000 worth of meth during car search

k9 lobos meth bust_640332

FAYETTE COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — K-9 Lobos sniffed out $800,000-worth of methamphetamine during a car search near Flatonia, Texas.

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Randy Thumann stopped a Ford Focus on Interstate 10 near mile 661 on Friday for a traffic violation. The driver told Thumann he didn’t own the car and that he was driving from Mexico to Houston. The man, later identified of Gerardo Coronado, Jr., 20, allowed them to search the car.

K-9 Lobos signaled near the driver’s door, and Thumann found 20 packages of meth hidden in an aftermarket compartment that could be accessed through the center console. The drugs weighed about 8 kilos.

Coronado faces a felony drug possession charge and was booked into the Dan R. Beck Justice Center.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Austin-Travis County

More Austin-Travis County News

Tracking the Coronavirus

Coronavirus Cases Tracker

Latest Central Texas COVID-19 Cases

More Coronavirus Live Blogs

Trending Stories

Don't Miss