According to the Austin Police Department, a 23-year-old woman is facing federal drug trafficking charges after she was knocked with 75 pounds of liquid crystal meth in her car.
The woman was stopped last week for speeding on Highway 35 after 11 PM in Austin. The cops grew suspicious of her during their interaction with her. CNN reports:
According to a criminal complaint filed in United States District Court, the suspect initially told police she was traveling to Dallas for a work meeting, but that her story changed during the course of their conversation.
Police say the suspect also acted nervous and became “verbally aggressive,” as they pressed her regarding the irregularities in her story. The woman also refused to let Austin Criminal Interdiction Officers search the 2013 Dodge Avenger she was driving, according to the complaint.
A K-9 unit was brought in and the dog’s nose led the police to the car’s trunk, where they found three industrial cleaner jugs containing the estimated $2 million in liquid crystal meth.
While being interviewed, the woman told the authorities that this was her second meth delivery:
According to the complaint, the suspect made a similar conveyance to Carrollton, Texas, last month, after a mutual friend put her in contact with the unidentified man, the suspect said the same individual coordinated this subsequent delivery to the Dallas area. Investigators say the woman’s statements were corroborated by text conversations found on her cell phone after her arrest.
The charged woman is being held without bond and has her preliminary hearing today.