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Methamphetamines, cocaine discovered during traffic stop

By ALLISON MILES
Feb. 14, 2011 at 5:03 p.m.
Updated Feb. 13, 2011 at 8:14 p.m.


A Saturday afternoon traffic stop resulted in a Victoria drug bust.

A trooper pulled over a 1999 Ford F-150 for a traffic violation about 3 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. Highway 59 and Loop 463, said Gerald Bryant, public information officer with the Department of Public Safety. After noticing several indicators of drug trafficking, the trooper obtained verbal consent to search the maroon truck and called the Victoria Police Department for assistance.

Robby, the drug dog on the scene, alerted officials to search the truck's transmission area, Bryant said, and law enforcement found 7.6 pounds of methamphetamine and 5.4 pounds of cocaine.

The drugs had a combined street value of $200,000 and were en route from Mexico to Houston, he said.

The driver, Miguel Mendoza Farias, was arrested on suspicion of two counts of first-degree felony, possession of a controlled substance. The 48-year-old Gaylord, Minn., resident was taken to the Victoria County Jail.

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