Court records released Friday show that an Austin, Texas elementary school special education instructor was arrested in the largest cocaine bust in the city since 2010.
Austin Police Department officers pulled over a 2012 Ford truck on May 31, 2017, with Rogelio Saucedo, 36, riding in the passenger’s seat. An officer noticed a bag and suspected it contained narcotics. An APD K-9 was dispatched and it indicated that narcotics were in the vehicle in numerous locations, Laredo Morning Times reported.
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Rogelio Saucedo Jr., 36, was arrested and charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to deliver a controlled substance after two officers allegedly discovered 66 pounds of cocaine in a truck he was the passenger in.
Saucedo is a special education teacher at J.C. Martin Elementary School, court records state.
“We are disappointed in his alleged involvement in criminal activity and immediately placed him on administrative leave pending the outcome of a police investigation,” LISD said in a statement to Laredo Morning Times.