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Texas Police seize $1.3 million in meth hidden in four fake fire extinguishers during traffic stop

August 3, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Texas Police seize $1.3 million in meth hidden in four fake fire extinguishers during traffic stop

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The Narcotics Canine Unit with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office apprehended 30 pounds of meth, worth an estimated street value of $1.3 million, stuffed inside four fake fire extinguishers after a man was pulled over for “extreme nervousness,” officials said in a press release.

According to MySA.som, Seargant Randy Thumann and his K9 Lobos pulled over 37-year-old Alberto Jonas Gamez, who was driving a 2007 Chevrolet pickup truck, just before 11:30 a.m. on July 26th. Thumann stated that the vehicle did not belong to Gamez and revealed “suspicious registration information.”

After obtaining permission from Gamez, Thumann searched the inside of the truck and discovered four fire extinguishers hidden throughout the car. Thumann said that the fake fire extinguishers looked similar to other bogus ones encountered in prior drug seizures.

Thumann found approximately 30 pounds of meth when he cut the extinguishers open.

The suspect was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance. He was taken into custody where a judge set his bond at $50,000, which was posted on July 30th.

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