Sorry, Texas Meth Heads – You’re In For a Supply Chain Shortage
Big shout-out to "Kolt," the canine officer responsible for sniffing out a nearly $4 million drug bust in Fayette County, Texas. Woof! Woof!
According to a report from KRHD 25, Fayette County Narcotics' K-9 Unit Seized 211.4 pounds of Meth during a traffic stop on Friday, March 11.
That seizure equates to almost $4 million of methamphetamine now taken off the streets of Texas. The meth was "sniffed out" during a routine stop on IH-10.
According to the Facebook post, SGT Randy Thumann and his K9 partner Kolt of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Canine Unit pulled over a Silver Ford F-150 at about 9:30am for a traffic violation. SGT Thumann spoke to the driver and noticed indicators of narcotics trafficking. SGT Thumann received consent to search the vehicle.
After Thumann's canine partner alerted him to the presence of illegal narcotics, SGT Thumann noticed the vehicle's gas tank had been altered. That's when the 211.4-pound cache of meth was discovered.
Drug Arrest Made
The driver of the Ford F-150 was identified as 49-year-old Marcial Ramirez of Del Rio. Surprise surprise, he was arrested for felony possession. Ramirez was taken to the Dan R. Beck Justice Center in La Grange.
Drug Trafficking in Texas
Drug trafficking in Texas is a serious offence, bringing with it some large fines and a hefty prison sentence.
According to The Law Office of Mathew D. Sharp, possession of less than a gram of a Penalty Group 1 substance can get you six months to two years in jail, plus a fine up to $4,000.
If you've got four to 400 grams of a Penalty Group 2 drug, that can get you give to 99 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.
Any higher than that? Forget about it. You're looking at two decades or more in da clink and a fine up to $10,000.
Nice job getting these drugs off the streets of Texas, SGT. Thumann and Kolt.