Search for stolen car leads to $400,000 meth bust in Fort Bend County

FRESNO, Texas - A search for a stolen vehicle in Fort Bend County Wednesday ended in a drug bust, authorities said.

Officers arrested Samuel Maciel, 17, and Jose Pineda, 40, on charges of manufacturing and delivering a controlled substance greater than 400 grams.

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Deputies said they were at the men's home in Fresno to recover a stolen vehicle. When investigators looked in the garage, they found crystal meth, deputies said. Deputies got a warrant and recovered 8 kilograms of the drug, worth $400,000 on the street.

Deputies said they also found a stockpile of weapons, some of which were stolen, and a large amount of cash.

One of the men had been deported twice before, authorities said.

No bond was not set for Maciel or Pineda. Both men are under immigration holds.

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