FAYETTE COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics K9 is at it again. Lobos sniffed out $1.3 million worth of cocaine in a secret compartment of a truck on Wednesday.
Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Canine Officer Randy Thumann and his partner Lobos stopped a blue Dodge truck on Interstate 10 at the 658 mile-marker on a traffic violation at 10:12 a.m. Officials say they there were several red flags when speaking to the driver, and they asked to search the truck.
Lobos tipped off his partner to the rear door of the truck, and that’s when Thumann says he removed the rear seat and carpet to find an aftermarket compartment built in the floor. Once Thumann got a hold of the compartment, about 30 pounds of cocaine was allegedly discovered. That’s an approximate street value of $1.3 million.
The 47-year-old driver, Lucas Paz Torres of Mexico, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance. Police took Torres to the Fayette County Jail, where he was released to jail staff.