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Fayette County Narcotics K-9 Unit seizes 59 pounds of Meth on traffic stop

February 10, 2021 - 00:00
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  • Fayette County Narcotics K-9 Unit seizes 59 pounds of Meth on traffic stop
  • Fayette County Narcotics K-9 Unit seizes 59 pounds of Meth on traffic stop
  • Fayette County Narcotics K-9 Unit seizes 59 pounds of Meth on traffic stop

Sheriff Keith Korenek reports that on Wednesday Feb. 3, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Canine Unit, SGT Randy Thumann and K9 partner Kolt, stopped a Volkswagen SUV on Interstate 10 at the 673 mile-marker at approximately 2:13 p.m. for a traffic violation. Thumann was given consent to search the vehicle and deployed his canine Kolt to conduct an exterior sweep of the vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed 10 ink toners new in the box each loaded with methamphetamine. Approximately 58 pounds of meth were discovered with an estimated street value of $2.7 million dollars. The driver Alvaro Barrera,49, of Laredo, was arrested for Felony drug possession and taken to the Dan R. Beck Justice Center.