Authorities Seize More Than $100,000 From Suspected Drug Dealers

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

PECOS COUNTY - Deputies in Pecos County, along with the Drug Enforcement Agency, finally saw the results of an investigation that lasted half a year when they seized more than $100,000 from some suspected drug dealers.

An undercover officer made a deal to buy eight kilos of cocaine from 23-year-old Bryan Sanchez and 33-year-old Leonel Montelongo.

But the deal never went through and Sanchez and Montelongo left Fort Stockton.

They were stopped on Interstate 10 and their truck was searched and that's when the money was found.

Both Sanchez and Montelongo are in federal custody in Alpine.

They're charged with drug trafficking.