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A Montgomery County Precinct 4 deputy constable was working traffic on Highway 59 just after 9 p.m. when he noticed a bus was unable to maintain a single marked lane.
The deputy pulled the bus over at FM 2090, checked the driver out, then asked permission to search the bus.
The driver agreed and opened the lower luggage compartment.
The deputy deployed his narcotics dog that got a hit on a bag. Deputies opened the bag to find several bundles — 22 pounds—of marijuana.
Deputies called for backup and moved all 15 passengers off the bus which, like the last El Expreso bus with drugs aboard, was headed from Houston to Chicago.
The deputies checked the passengers’ identification and were able to pinpoint the owner of the bag.
The dog then went onto the bus, checking between the seats and got another hit.
This time, they found a small amount of marijuana hidden in a carry-on bag.
A male and female passenger claimed ownership of that bag and were both taken into custody.
Gilberto Chapa, 18, and Eva Quintanilla, 21, were booked into the Montgomery County Jail and charged with possession of marijuana over five pounds, a third-degree felony.
Last Sunday, at almost the same spot, deputies found a million dollars worth of cocaine and black tar heroin on another El Expreso bus. In that case, the bus driver was arrested.