Updated 11/01/2012 03:57 PM
Police seize 91 pounds of crystal meth in WilCo
Heriberto Madrid, 29
A Wednesday morning traffic stop in Williamson County led to the seizure of 91 pounds of crystal methamphetamine and 28 pounds of marijuana, a spokesperson for the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office said.
According to spokesperson John Foster, deputies stopped a Chevy Tahoe around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday for a broken brake light. The driver, 29-year-old Heriberto Madrid, told the officers that he did not have any identification.
The passenger, Hilda Madrid, told officers that she and Heriberto were married and were headed to Dallas to take their one-year-old, who was in the backseat at the time, ice skating.
Speaking with the officers outside of the vehicle, a nervous Heriberto eventually admitted to officers that there were drugs located in the back seat of the car.
During a search of the car, the officers found two duffel bags, one containing 91 pounds of crystal methamphetamine and another containing about 28 pounds of marijuana. According to Sgt. Foster, test results confirmed the substances as such.
Heriberto was arrested and faces federal drug trafficking charges.
According to Sgt. Foster, the street value of the crystal methamphetamine is about $1 million and the marijuana is worth about $28,000.