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.
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.
.@SheriffTNehls: 2 suspects arrested for big meth & weapons bust. 1 man deported multiple times, says fed gov needs to take notice. @KPRC2 pic.twitter.com/3Dh6vIMYUt — Jake Reiner (@JakeKPRC2) January 11, 2017
No bond was not set for Maciel or Pineda. Both men are under immigration holds.
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