Narcotics tip-off in Houston leads to construction equipment full of marijuana and meth
A traffic stop this past week in Houston led to a large bust of both marijuana and methamphetamine.
The narcotics unit stopped a semi-truck which was hauling heavy construction equipment on the Southwest Freeway at Beltway 8 early Tuesday morning.
Officers searched the equipment and found over 600 pounds on cannabis and 13 kilos of methamphetamine.
Houston narcotics officers were tipped that the drugs were headed to Houston from the Mexican border on Highway 59 and alerted patrol units to be on the lookout.
The truck was taken to the police garage behind 61 Reisner Street. Fire fighters used an acetylene torch to cut away the machine’s steel skin.
The driver was arrested but not charged at the time.
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