Deputy, K-9 find $25K in Xanax during traffic stop in Beeville, TX

According to Chief Deputy Ronnie Jones of the Bee County Sheriff’s Office, deputies assigned to Operation Border Star conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling north on U.S. 181 in front of Americana Arms May 23 at 4 p.m. The vehicle was driven by 20-year-old Jeremiah Martinez of Beeville.

Deputies reported that during the traffic stop, they became suspicious of Martinez’s activity, leading them to believe that he was involved in other criminal activity. Deputy Robert Meakins’ K-9 Pollet was utilized, and Pollet alerted to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle.

Deputies then searched the vehicle and found a small bag of marijuana and many bags containing more than 650 grams of Xanax pills. The Xanax pills have an estimated street value of $25,000, officials said.

Complete story available at the Beeville Bee-Picayune.