FAYETTE CO. NARCOTICS UNIT SEIZES 15 KILOS OF COCAINE IN TRAFFIC STOP

  

Leonardo Escobedo
(Fayette Co. Jail)

Fayette County authorities confiscated around 15 kilos of cocaine during a traffic stop Monday morning.

At around 10:55 a.m., Sergeant Randy Thumann and K-9 Kolt stopped a Ford F-150 on Interstate 10, at the 662 mile-marker, for a traffic violation.

Margarita Montes
(Fayette Co. Jail)

After speaking to the driver and passenger, Sgt. Thumann became suspicious that the vehicle was being used to transport illegal narcotics.

Upon being given consent to search the vehicle, Sgt. Thumann discovered approximately 15 kilos of cocaine behind the rear seat, in the rear floor and under the center console.  The cocaine had estimated street value of $1.5 million.

Authorities arrested the driver, 25-year-old Leonardo Escobedo, and passenger, 39-year-old Margarita Yesenia Montes, both from Eagle Pass.  They were charged with felony cocaine possession and taken to the Dan R. Beck Justice Center.

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