Traffic stop in Fayette County ends with $300K drug bust

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Fayette Co drug bust 4-5-21

Photo: Fayette County Sheriff’s Department

FAYETTE COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — The Fayette County Sheriff’s Department recovered over $300,000 worth of methamphetamine and marijuana during a traffic stop Friday, April 2.

FSCO Sgt. Randy Thumann and his K-9 officer Kolt stopped a 2004 Lexus on Interstate 10 westbound around 10 a.m. Friday for a traffic violation, a release says.

The driver of the car, later identified by police as Alexander William Gil, 25, didn’t have a license and was showing “nervous behavior,” according to FCSO.

After consent to search the car was given, FCSO says it found six kilos of methamphetamines and a pound of marijuana inside a speaker in the trunk of the car. The driver admitted that the drugs were his, FCSO says.

Gil was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana, FCSO says.

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