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Kingsland traffic stop leads to record meth bust

Daniel Reyes Limon

Daniel Reyes Limon of Kingsland was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance on Jan. 31 after Llano County sheriff’s deputies discovered 2.2 pounds of methamphetamine in his vehicle during a routine traffic stop. Llano County Sheriff’s Office photo

Llano County Sheriff’s Office deputies seized 2.2 pounds of methamphetamine during a traffic stop in Kingsland on Tuesday, Jan. 31. Daniel Reyes Limon of Kingsland was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance, evading arrest, and resisting arrest, according to a Feb. 1 media statement from the LCSO.

“I’ve been here 16 years, and we have not recovered that much in that time to my knowledge,” LCSO Chief Deputy Brad Evans told

The street sale value of 2.2 pounds of meth is roughly $50,000, Evans said. Deputies also found $1,572 in cash in the vehicle.

Limon was initially pulled over for a traffic violation at about 6 p.m. Tuesday in the 500 block of RR 2900 in Kingsland, according to the statement. Officers then performed a probable cause search of the vehicle. 

After the meth was discovered, Limon reportedly resisted arrest and fled the scene on foot. He was captured a short time later after more deputies responded to the scene.

Evans said the arrest merited public attention because of “the sheer amount of methamphetamine” involved. 

“I don’t think that the normal public understands the amount of meth that comes through this area,” Evans said. “This is an everyday thing that we have to keep working and fighting against. It’s a never-ending battle.”

The specific charge against Limon, possession of a controlled substance-Penalty Group 1 400 grams or more, carries with it from two years to life in prison and between $10,000 and $250,000 in fines with a conviction.