On Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at approximately 12:00 PM, a Deputy in the Special Investigations Unit conducted a traffic stop on a pickup truck on the Highway 59 service road at Creekwood Drive, in Splendora, Texas. During the traffic stop, a Special Investigations Unit canine was deployed on the vehicle which resulted with a positive alert. A search of the vehicle was conducted and approximately 3000 grams of (ICE) methamphetamine was seized. The street value of the methamphetamine was $300,000. The driver and passenger were both arrested for possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree felony. The arrested suspects are Mexican Nationals and Immigration holds were placed on both.
Arrested were Jorge Luis Salinas-Hernandez, 36, of Channelview and Julio Cesar Hernandez-Salinas, 43. Both identities are pending fingerprint verification as one would not give positive identification or an address.