TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO DISCOVERY OF COCAINE IN FAYETTE CO.

  

A traffic stop in Fayette County led to the discovery of 40 pounds of cocaine hidden in vehicle.

Fayette County Sheriff Keith Korenek reports that Tuesday morning at 11:30, Drug Interdiction Officer David Smith conducted a traffic stop on a 2006 Ford Expedition on State Highway 71.  After interviewing the driver, who was extremely nervous, Smith observed several criminal indicators and a suspicious travel itinerary.  Consent to search the vehicle was given and during the search, a false compartment was found.  Inside the compartment were 15 bundles of cocaine weighing a total of 40 pounds.  The estimated street value of the cocaine is $525,000.  Arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance was Leobardo Mejia of Austin.  He was transported to the Fayette County Jail.

Deputy Kenneth Kretz (left) and Interdiction Deputy David Smith (right) along with the illegal narcotics seized.

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