VCSO finds 30 pounds of controlled substances during traffic stop

Members of the Victoria County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Interdiction Team made a traffic stop on a heavy duty Dodge truck on SW Moody Friday afternoon. Contact with the occupants lead to an investigation into the contents of the truck. Upon closer examination, deputies found 15 pounds of crystal methamphetamine in a car battery that was rigged to appear operational. Deputies also found a fire extinguisher in the truck that contained 15 pounds of uncut cocaine. Two adult men were arrested for manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance as a result.

The estimated street value of the drugs is about $500,000.

“This is another outstanding example of the pro-active work that is conducted on a daily basis by the men and women of the Victoria County Sheriff’s Office. This stop by our Criminal Interdiction Unit has taken about 30 pounds of poison off the streets of our communities. We are proud of the hard work our local law enforcement does day in and day out. We shall remain relentless in our fight against the spread of such criminal activities in our region.” -Roy Boyd, Chief Deputy

The VCSO would like to thank the Victoria County Fire Marshal/Fire Department for their assistance in safely dismantling the fire extinguisher, so we could recover the cocaine without loss of evidence.

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