Traffic stop turns up pot sealed inside welding equipment

(Fayette County Sheriff's Office)

FLATONIA, Texas (KXAN) — Officers in Fayette County made another drug bust along Interstate 10.

After stopping a driver along Interstate 10 near Flatonia on Tuesday, the officer became suspicious and asked to search the truck.

The deputy found 35 pounds of marijuana sealed inside an oxygen welding cylinder in the bed of the truck, according to the sheriff’s office.

Police charged 29-year-old Jesus Gerado Vela Jr., of Mission, with possession of marijuana. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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