Deputy finds $21.5 million worth of drugs during traffic stop in Wheeler County
WHEELER COUNTY, Texas (KFDA) - A man is facing charges after officials say a Wheeler County deputy found nearly $21.5 million worth of drugs in Wheeler County during a traffic stop on Thursday.
According to court documents, a deputy stopped a 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan minivan on a traffic violation.
The driver of the minivan, Shawn Wade Pleadwell, stated that he was a commercial driver from Canada, and he had made a delivery in the United States. He also said that he had rented a passenger car to help a friend move.
After a brief discussion, deputies were given consent to search the minivan, and officials say they found 15 various taped boxes in the back of the van.
The boxes contained a total of 205 pounds of cocaine and 260 pounds of methamphetamine.
Investigators confirm that the drugs were being transported to Canada.
The investigation is ongoing at this time.
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