Traffic stop leads to the discovery of meth and heroin

Sheriff’s deputies searched a Ford Ranger and found several pounds of crystal meth and heroin
50 Arturo Alvarez Carrizalez
50 Arturo Alvarez Carrizalez(Webb County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Oct. 23, 2020 at 7:25 AM CDT
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LAREDO, Tex. (KGNS) -A routine traffic stop leads to the seizure of hard drugs and the arrest of the driver.

The Webb County Sheriff’s Office arrested 50-year-old Arturo Alvarez Carrizalez.

The incident happened at the intersection of Santa Ursula Avenue and Lafayette Street when sheriff’s deputies conducted a traffic stop on a black Ford Ranger after they discovered an alcoholic beverage container in plain sight.

During questioning, a canine unit was called in to search the vehicle which led to the discovery of nearly nine pounds of crystal meth and five and a half pounds of heroin.

The drugs combined had an estimated street value of $295,000.

Carrizalez charged with possession of a controlled substance.

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