Montgomery Co. Sheriff's Office: Traffic stop leads to $300,000 meth bust in Splendora

A traffic stop in Splendora leads the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office to discover about $300,000 worth of meth.

February 12, 2014 3:31:58 PM PST
Two Mexican nationals are now behind bars after a traffic stop in Montgomery County led to the discovery of about $300,000 worth of drugs.

According to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, a pickup truck was pulled over around noon Wednesday on the service road of Highway 59 at Creekwood in Splendora. During the stop, a canine officer picked up the scent of the drugs, prompting authorities to search the truck.

During their search, authorities discovered about 3,000 grams of methamphetamine with a street value of about $300,000.

Both the driver and passenger in the car were arrested on a felony charge of possession of a controlled suspect. One of them has been identified as 36-year-old Jorge Luis Salinas-Hernandez, of Channelview, and the other as 43-year-old Julio Cesar Hernandez-Salinas.

Both suspects are from Mexico and now immigration holds have been placed on them.

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