Traffic stop nets meth, firearm and cash

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A traffic stop on Texas 29 in Burnet May 20 became a drug case once the drug detection dog K9 Ron (aka “Jag) arrived, resulting in the seizure of two kilograms of methampetamines and $11,000 in cash.

 

 

 

From staff reports

Two men are behind bars following a traffic stop arrest which resulted in a drug and cash seizure May 20 in Burnet, according to a Burnet County Sheriff's Office press release.

The incident unfolded around 4 p.m. in the 1600 block of E. Polk Street (Texas 29).

Following a traffic stop by a deputy for a speeding violation, authorities dispatched K9 Ron (aka “Jag”), the drug detection dog.

“After the K9 alerted to the presence of narcotics, deputies searched the vehicle and recovered approximately two kilograms of methamphetamine,” the release stated. “The deputies also seized over $11,000 in cash, a loaded handgun, and a digital scale.”

The suspected narcotics have an estimated street value of $200,000 to $250,000, investigators said.

Arrested were: Tomas Jaramillo, 35, of Elgin and Roy Ford, 27, of Killeen on charges of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance (1 to 400 grams).

They were booked into the Burnet County Jail.

Each suspect faces 15 to 99 years (or life) in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 if convicted.

Find this article and more news and features in the Wednesday, May 22 issue of the Burnet Bulletin, the newspaper of record for northern Burnet County. To offer a comment or news tip, email connie@highlandernews.com.

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