BCSO K-9 leads authorities to $675K worth of methamphetamine

By Mariah Medina - Digital Journalist, Max Massey - Reporter/Anchor

SAN ANTONIO - More than 13 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine is off the streets thanks to a BCSO K-9 who led authorities to the drugs Friday, the Bexar County Sheriff's Office announced on its Facebook page.

The narcotics seizure happened at a Home Depot at 2658 Southwest Military Drive, according to the Sheriff's Office. In addition to K-9 Rocket, members of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, BCSO's narcotics team and the Texas Department of Public Safety had a hand in the discovery of the drugs and subsequent arrest of the driver of a truck, identified by authorities as Federico De Los Santos-Rodriguez. 

De Los Santos Rodriguez was taken into custody and is facing a federal charge of conspiracy with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. 

The meth is believed to be worth $675,000, the Sheriff's Office said.

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BCSO spokesman Johnny Garcia said Rocket was crucial in the seizure and others.

"We have a K-9 that has replaced Chuckie. That K9 and his handler, Deputy Rasmussen, are currently going through K-9 school right now. We expect them to pass pretty soon and pick back up where they left off," Garcia said.

Garcia said he expects Rocket to continue to help take drugs off the streets.

"K9 Rocket is awesome, and we expect him to continue to bring in the seizures off the streets," Garcia said.

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