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Authorities seize 25 pounds of meth during traffic stop near George West

Posted at 12:45 PM, Aug 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-23 13:45:48-04

A Mexican national who told authorities he is a former police officer in Nuevo Leon was busted by local authorities with 25 pounds of crystal methamphetamine near George West.

Felix Lizcano-Villa was arrested for felony possession of methamphetamine after the South Texas Specialized Crimes and Narcotics Task Force and Live Oak County deputies pulled him over for a traffic violation on Highway 59. The drugs were hidden in panels of a cooler that was in the trunk of the car, according to a press release provided by the task force.

Agents believe that the drugs originated in Mexico and were being transported to Houston for distribution, according to the release.

Live Oak County deputies booked Lizcano-Villa into the Live Oak County Jail on felony violations of the Texas Health and Safety Code.

After the arrest, Lizcano-Villa told sheriff’s office investigators that he was a former state police officer in Nuevo Leon.

U.S. Border Patrol Special Operations Unit agents and the George West Police Department also assisted in the large seizure.