Rarely do Houston police recover stolen goods from an automobile that are worth more than the car, especially when the car is an expensive super sports car. This pattern appears to have been broken in Houston when police stopped a low slung sports car, a Lamborghini Huracan, for a routine traffic violation.
The traffic stop
During the afternoon of Sept. 2, 2021, the Texas Department of Public Safety asked the Harris County Sheriff’s Office to pull over a black sports car that turned out to be a Lamborghini Huracan. When deputies searched the car, they found a treasure trove of guns, cash, and drugs. The cash totaled $230,737, and the officers also found 100 pounds of marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine and guns. Further investigation revealed that the Lamborghini had been stolen. The two men in the car were taken into custody and held on undisclosed charges.
Detailed examination of the items found in the car revealed the majority of the non-firearms materiel was cannabis flower and branded vape cartridges filled with THC oil, a concentrate of the ingredient tetrahydrocannabinol found naturally in cannabis. Both THC oil and cannabis are legal in many states. Neither the HCSO nor the DPS released additional details, both citing the restrictions of their involvement in an on-going investigation.
The two suspects in this case undoubtedly face serious criminal charges. More charges can be expected once investigators determine the source of the cash found in the vehicle. Anyone finding themselves in similar circumstance may benefit from retaining an experienced criminal defense attorney. A knowledgeable lawyer can provide a helpful evaluation of the prosecution’s evidence, suggest a potential defense strategy and provide a useful estimate of the likelihood of prevailing at trial. Also, an attorney with experience in defending drug related charges can assist in negotiating an acceptable plea agreement.