Meth found inside car door during Central Texas traffic stop

Ricardo Carrillo. (Jail photo)
Ricardo Carrillo. (Jail photo)(KWTX)
Published: Oct. 9, 2018 at 11:17 PM CDT
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A bag of duct-taped meth was found in a car door during a traffic stop on I-35 in Waco Tuesday evening, according to McLennan County Sheriff’s deputies.

Ricardo Carrillo, 45, was on his way to Fort Worth from Laredo when he was pulled over near exit 333B for following a car too closely around 5:55 p.m., deputies say.

Once he was stopped, Deputy Clinton Fletcher said the suspect was acting nervous, and the deputy saw what appeared to be methamphetamine in his cup holder.

When starting to search the 1997 Lincoln Continental, K-9 handler Joseph Jones found a bag wrapped in black duct-tape in the driver’s side door, prior to his dog Bullet ‘alerting’ for the drugs.

Officials said they recovered 20.5 grams of meth inside the tape.

Carrillo was charged with possession of a controlled substance over 4 grams and under 200 grams, a second-degree felony.

Sheriff Parnell McNamara said this is the significant bust they’ve had five nights in a row.

“We’ve been working the highway more, and it’s paying off,” said McNamara.