Traffic stop turns up pot sealed inside welding equipment

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.

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