The Austin, Texas, Police Department say they've made an arrest of a woman in connection with 75 lbs of liquid methamphetamine they found inside if cleaning jugs.
Law enforcement say that the 23 year old woman, who lives in Laredo, was stopped for a routine speeding violation after 11 PM on Highway 35 in Austin.
Austin police say they then became suspicious of her during their attempt to interview her as to why she was speeding, which resulted in a search of her vehicle.
The Austin Police Department estimated that the street value of the liquid crystal Meth is somewhere around $2 million.
According to an official criminal complaint filed in the United States District Court, the suspect had initially told the police she was traveling to Dallas for a work meeting, but that her story changed during the course of their conversation with her.
Responding officers say that the suspect also acted incredibly nervous and became “verbally aggressive” as they questioned her as to why she changed her story.
Law enforcement say she then refused to let Austin Criminal Interdiction Officers search her 2013 Dodge Avenger, which resulted in them requesting assistance from the Austin Police Department K-9 unit.
Upon arrival, Emma, the Austin Police narcotics dog, led the officers to three large jugs which were hidden inside of both the trunk and interior of the vehicle.
Once officers further inspected the jugs they determined they contained liquid crystal meth. The jugs originally contained “Purple Power,” a concentrated industrial cleaner and degreaser.
Officers also say that a female passenger who was in the vehicle told them the suspect picked her up at a San Antonio residence a few hours earlier to babysit her four year old daughter who was also inside the vehicle.
Once she was interrogated at the Police Department the suspect then told investigators this was her second major illegal methamphetamine delivery, both of which were planned by an unidentified man near her Loredo home.
Officers say that the suspect made a similar conveyance of the narcotics last month into Carrollton, Texas. The woman alleges that a mutual friend put her in contact with the unidentified man who was responsible also for this delivery to the Dallas area.
Police investigators say that the woman’s statements were corroborated by text messages found on her cell phone after her arrest.
She is now being detained without bond and has her preliminary detention hearing July 21st, according to the United States District Court.