Drug Mule On The Way To Clinton Caught In Texas

January 27, 2022

By News Director Jared Atha

According to court documents released by the Northern District of Texas, a woman traveling from California to Clinton with a large amount of methamphetamine was arrested recently during a traffic stop in Wheeler, County Texas.

The documents stated that on January 20, a Wheeler County Deputy pulled over a vehicle with a California registration driven by Frances Ocegueda traveling east on the highway with no working license plate lights. After pulling over the car for the traffic violation, the deputy said that as he was approaching the vehicle he saw a tire in the back seat. Noting that the tire was not seated on the rim, the deputy said that he saw “several clear plastic bundles of a white crystal-like substance” that he believed to be methamphetamine.

During the search of the vehicle, the deputy said that the suspect told him that there was another bag in the trunk that also held several bundles of crystal-like substance. After a field test, the deputy reported that the substances amounted to 10.1 kilograms of vacuum-sealed bundles of meth.

Ocegueda told officers, according to court documents, that she was traveling from Los Angeles to Clinton, and was supposed to remove the bundles from the car and place them in boxes at an Airbnb. Although she said she did not know what type of drug she was transporting, the woman told officers she was going to be paid for the delivery and had already been paid when she picked up the drugs.

She was booked into the Randall County Jail after being interviewed by officers, with the criminal complaint filed against her on Monday.

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