K-9 'Deputy Mike' helps find more than ton of pot

'Deputy Mike' helps find more than ton of marijuana bundled and hidden in pickup truck in Fort Bend County
November 20, 2013 10:07:20 AM PST
A traffic stop in Fort Bend County landed a man behind bars after a team of law enforcement found what they say was more than a ton of pot in his pickup.

On Tuesday, the driver of a Ford pickup truck was pulled over on Highway 59 near University Boulevard. During the roadside investigation, Detective M. Hricko and K-9 partner, "Deputy Mike," reportedly located 149 bundles of marijuana with a total weight of 2,357 pounds. The bundles of marijuana were located in the bed portion of the truck concealed by a camper shell attached to the bed of the pickup.

Jose Angel Ortuno-Gonzalez, 29, of Houston was arrested and booked into the Fort Bend County Jail on first degree felony charges of Possession of Marijuana. He is being held without bond.

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