The Fort Bend County Narcotics Task Force, a multi-agency initiative of the Houston HIDTA, interdicted a large amount of cocaine on U.S. 59 North.
On Wednesday, May 22, while working highway interdiction, one of the interdiction K-9 teams conducted a traffic stop on U.S. 59 north in the Kendleton area. During the roadside investigation, the Task Force Officer and his K-9 partner, “Spyke,” located 29 kilograms of cocaine concealed in an aftermarket-fabricated compartment.
“Our Drug Task Force does an excellent job of tracking down illicit drug traffic on our highways, particularly U.S. 59,” said Sheriff Troy Nehls. “And we also have to give a lot of credit to the K-9 teams we have out there tracking these perpetrators down.”
Alfredo Martinez, 50, of Rio Grande City, Texas, was arrested and booked into the Fort Bend County Jail on First Degree Felony charges of Manufacturing/Delivery of a Controlled substance and Second Degree Felony charges of Unlawful use of a Criminal instrument.
The cocaine had an estimated street level impact of more than $1.4 million.