Home Crime & Punishment Crockett Police Department Makes Major Meth Bust Through Traffic Stop

A minor traffic stop led to a major drug bust for the Crockett Police Department on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012.

According to a press release from the Crockett Police Department, Officer Alfredo Fajardo pulled over a vehicle for a minor traffic offense on February 9, 2012. As the officer began talking to the occupants of the vehicle he found inconsistencies in their stories which raised his suspicions about the individuals. Officer Farjardo gained consent to search the vehicle.

Assisted by Sgt. Lonnie Lum, Officer Fajardo conducted a complete body search of the vehicle. While searching the engine compartment of the vehicle, Sgt. Lum located a black nylon bag. In the bag the officers found approximately two pounds (907 grams) of Methamphetamine. The estimated street value of the Methamphetamine confiscated is approximately $100,000.

The occupants of the vehicle, Brandi Traylor, 23, and Ruben Rodriguez, 28, both of Tyler, were arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Drug charges are based on the weight and amount of the drug. This amount of Meth would classify this charge as a First Degree Felony. If convicted these individuals could receive five to 99 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.

These individuals are to be consider innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.


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