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Police find 71 pounds of meth in gas tank

Police find 71 pounds of meth in gas tank
Posted at 12:41 PM, May 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-10 09:15:14-04

The Round Rock Police Department said that they found 71 pounds of meth hidden in a gas tank during a traffic stop on Saturday.

The officer said he had pull over a vehicle on I-35 due to a traffic violation. During the traffic stop, the officer became suspicious when he received conflicting stories from the occupants of the vehicle. 

A K-9 gave the vehicle a positive alert, leading to an inspection of the vehicle. The drugs were found in a modified gas tank. 

Police said the value of the meth is $2 million. 

The Austin-American Statesman said that Leon Fields, 36, was booked into the Williamson County Jail on a charge of manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, with his bond set at $70,000. Police did not charge the passenger.

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