A deputy with the Jim Wells County Sheriff's Office Criminal Interdiction Division seized about 85 pounds of crystal methamphetamine Wednesday during a traffic stop near Alice.
The incident occurred on U.S. Highway 281, south of Alice, according to a Jim Wells County Sheriff's Office Facebook post.
The deputy was given permission by the driver to search the vehicle during the traffic stop, the post stated.
While searching, the deputy discovered about 85 pounds of crystal methamphetamine bundled up and concealed within the vehicle.
Both the driver and narcotics were taken into federal custody.
The driver, who has not been identified, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, the post stated.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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This article originally appeared on Corpus Christi Caller Times: Deputy seizes 85 pounds of meth during traffic stop near Alice