On Friday, the Jim Wells County Sheriff's Office received a check for more than $146,000 from a joint operation coalition.
Back in November of 2017, a traffic stop was made near Kingsville as part of a joint operation coalition between the Kleberg County Sheriff’s Office and the JWC Sheriff's Office. A search of the vehicle uncovered $367,150 that was believed to be proceedings from illegal activity.
Kleberg County Sheriff Richard Kirkpatrick and Chief Deputy Danny Pena presented JWC Sheriff Daniel Bueno with a check for $146,801.05 as part of the coalition and working agreement between the two counties.
The monies will be added to the drug forfeiture fund to continue the efforts of combating the war on drugs.