$3.6M in Meth Seized from Inside Fire Extinguishers

(Photo: Fayette County Sheriff’s Office)

1/15/19

CBS Austin

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says they seized 3.6 million dollars in meth from inside fire extinguishers.

It all happened when Sgt. Thumann and his K9 partner “Kolt” stopped a Ford F-350 at 658-mile marker on Interstate 10 for a traffic violation.

After meeting with the driver, Thumann observed many familiar signs of nervous behavior and narcotics trafficking, the release says.

With the help of “Kolt,” Sgt. Thumann inspected the vehicle.

That’s when the dog alerted Thumann to the presence of illegal odor coming from a fire extinguisher in the bed of the truck.

After further investigation, a total of 4 industrial size fire extinguishers were located in the vehicle.

Approximately 34 kilos of methamphetamine was removed from inside the fire extinguishers. The meth has an estimated street value of 3.6 million dollars.

The driver, identified as 56-year-old Alfonso Ramirez from Laredo, Texas was arrested for felony drug possession and was transported to the Dan R. Beck Justice Center where he was released to jail staff.

Original story can be found here.

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