Fayette County deputies seized more than 100 pounds of synthetic drugs Monday during a traffic stop on Interstate 10, officials have said.
A deputy stopped about 8:37 a.m. an Audi SUV on the highway at the 663 mile marker for a traffic violation, officials said. The deputy saw several garbage bags in the vehicle’s passenger compartment and the driver became nervous when asked about them. He eventually confessed he was transporting more than 100 pounds of synthetic drugs, officials said.
The driver, who was not identified, was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and is being held at the Fayette County Jail, officials said.
Police dog Lobos, who has helped Fayette County deputies seize millions of dollars’ worth of drugs, assisted in the operation.