TOM GREEN COUNTY, Texas — The Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office seized three and ¼ lbs. of meth and $7,100 in cash during a traffic stop Thursday.

According to a release from the TGCSO, at approximately 2 p.m. Thursday,  members of the department’s Criminal Investigation Division, along with the Warrant Division, initiated a traffic stop on a 2007 Chevy Envoy for a traffic violation at the intersection of Caldwell and Blaze in Tom Green County.

Investigators observed the vehicle being operated by Andrew Scott Perez, who they knew was wanted on a warrant for a parole violation, issued by the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole.

After Perez’s arrest, the vehicle was inventoried prior to being impounded. During the vehicle inventory, deputies found approximately three and one quarter lbs. of methamphetamine and $7,100 in U.S. currency in the passenger compartment of the vehicle, along with evidence consistent with the distribution of methamphetamine.

Perez was booked into the Tom Green County Jail and charged with parole violation and manufacturing and delivery of a control substance Penalty Group 1 >= 400 G.

The release said, “The Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office is committed to protecting our citizens from the illegal distribution and use of methamphetamine and other illegal narcotics in our community. The Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office will continue its efforts to curb the distribution and use of illegal narcotics and believes that this seizure and arrest will have a positive effect in this effort. We also encourage anyone that has information about the possession or distribution of illegal narcotics in our community to contact the TGSO Criminal Investigation Division at 325-655-8111; or through our crime tip line on our website, tomgreencountysheriff.org.

All callers or tipsters can remain anonymous.