On January 16, 2020, Harris County Pct 3 Crime Interdiction Unit conducted a traffic stop in the 6100 block of Beltway 8, in Harris County. As a result of the traffic stop, approximately 17 kilograms of methamphetamine was recovered, according to Deputy Issac Villarreal.
During the course of this investigation the location of a “stash house” was identified. The Crime Interdiction Unit, along with the Drug Enforcement Agency obtained a search warrant for a residence in Fort Bend County. Upon executing the search warrant, approximately 155 kilograms of methamphetamine was recovered from the residence, according to Chief Deputy Kirk Bonsal.
Both investigations resulted in the seizure of approximately 172 kilograms (378 pounds) of methamphetamine, along with equipment used to process and manufacture methamphetamine.
Diego Martinez, Jamie Vazquez and Orlando Orozco have been arrested and charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver and are currently in the Harris County Jail.