Meth, stolen IDs, credit cards seized in Kerr County traffic stop

KERVILLE, TX – A California woman was arrested Monday in Kerr County after being found with methamphetamine, stolen ID, credit and debit cards, law enforcement officials said.

According to the Kerr County Sheriff’s Office, deputies from the new Multi-County Criminal Prohibition Unit pulled over a 2016 Mercedes sedan after noticing the driver was changing lanes quickly and driving erratically near mile 493 on the ‘Interstate 10. The car had also expired. temporary license plates.

After being arrested, the driver said the vehicle was registered in California and had retrieved permanent California license plates from the trunk, KCSO officials said.

After the driver lied about her identity, a K9 unit was deployed and a search revealed a glass pipe and 31.2 grams of methamphetamine, 24 stolen state-issued IDs, 34 credit cards and debit and financial documents, KCSO officials said.

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The suspect, Thoa Le Nguyen, 41, of Garden Grove, California, admitted to investigators that she used fake IDs to create business accounts with cell phone providers and other ways to impersonate others for financial gain.

Nguyen was incarcerated in Kerr County Jail on one count of possession of a PG1 controlled substance, one count of fraudulent use or possession of identification (50 or more) and three counts of tampering with a government record with the intent to defraud or harm. The total bond has been set at $105,000.

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