Meth bust yields big drug haul

Contributed photo Almost 123 pounds of methamphetamine was disovered in a hidden compartment of an SUV that was speeding in front of Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church last week. Sheriff Pinky Gonzales said the bust was the largest he has seen in Refugio County.

REFUGIO – This methamphetamine bust could be the biggest one ever, according to Refugio County Sheriff Pinky Gonzales.

An SUV was stopped for speeding in front of Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church just before noon on Wednesday, Aug. 7.

Gonzales said a hidden compartment was discovered underneath the car.

He said 122.9 pounds – not grams, not ounces – pounds of crystal meth was in the hidden compartment.

“We have never seized that much meth,” Gonzales said.

Gonzales called the crystal meth a “stimulant that is very dangerous – a strong drug.”

The case is under investigation.

“We are working with other agencies, so the case is pending,” he said.

Tim Delaney is the Refugio editor at the  Advance-Guard Press and can be reached at 361-526-2397, or at refugio@mySouTex.com.