Police Seize 600 Pounds of Meth from Big Rig in Record Drug Bust
Lewisville, TX – Texas authorities seized nearly 600 pounds of methamphetamine hidden in a secret compartment of a tractor-trailer in a record bust this week.
According to the Lewisville Police Department (LPD), at approximately 3 p.m. on February 23, LPD K-9 Officer Pat Robey received a call to assist another agency with an “anonymous tip” about a suspicious tractor-trailer located “near a major highway.”
Officer Robey then deployed his K-9 partner, Stryker, to conduct a free air sniff of the big rig.
K-9 Stryker quickly alerted to the presence of narcotics.
The tractor-trailer was then transported to LPD headquarters where it was searched further.
Upon further examination, authorities discovered 270 kilograms (approximately 595 pounds) of meth in a hidden compartment.
LPD seized the drugs and estimate the street value to be more than $1.2 million.
The identities of those involved have not yet been disclosed.
Additionally, LPD has not indicated if anyone has or will be charged.
It is the largest drug bust in the career of K-9 Stryker and one of the largest busts in the department’s history, LPD says.
Just last week, an Arizona task force seized $12 million worth of hard narcotics from a big rig along I-40 near Kingman.
In that case, two truckers were arrested. (see below)
Photos courtesy of LPD
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