Police arrest Alabama man on drug charges

IH 35 traffic stop resulted in the seizure of 71 pounds of methamphetamine

An Alabama man was jailed on Saturday, May 5, after an I-35 traffic stop resulted in the seizure of 71 pounds of methamphetamine, the Round Rock Police Department reported.

Police arrested Nathan Leon Fields, 36, of Theodore, Ala., after an officer initiated a traffic stop on the Honda Accord he was driving north in the 2000 block of North I-35. Officers received conflicting stories from Fields and a passenger, and a K‐9 gave a positive alert when deployed on the vehicle. Upon further inspection, it was discovered that the gas tank had a false compartment which contained the drugs.

The street value of the recovered methamphetamine is estimated at nearly $2 million.

Fields was booked Saturday into the Williamson County Jail on a charge of Manufacture or Delivery of a Controlled Substance. Bond was set at $70,000. The passenger was not charged.

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