Mexican national Miguel Angel Rodriguez Trujillo was arrested Friday, Nov. 15 after deputies located $74,389 in cash and six grams of cocaine in his vehicle, sheriff said.


Jim Wells County Sheriff’s Office’s Criminal Interdiction team conducted a traffic stop on Highway 28a south of Farm-to-Market 2295 on a Nissan Versa. They made contact with Trujillo from Nuevo Leon, Mexico who told deputies that he had been in Dallas visiting family and was on his way home, sheriff officials said.


He gave deputies consent to search his vehicle. During the search, deputies located 11 bundles of United States currency inside a box of pamper wipes and concealed with wipes. In one of the bundles was six grams of cocaine wrapped in foil along with the cash.


Deputies had handcuffed Trujillo when he attempted to run from deputies. Deputies caught him and transported him to the JWC jail.


He was charged with money laundering, possession of a controlled substance and evading arrest. He was released on a total bond of $61,500.