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Texas man accused of including bag of meth with bank deposit

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Ben Hooper
Crystal methamphetamine and cash money. Photo by Stepan Kapl/Shutterstock.com
Crystal methamphetamine and cash money. Photo by Stepan Kapl/Shutterstock.com

WICHITA FALLS, Texas, May 26 (UPI) -- Authorities in Texas said they arrested a man accused of including nearly a gram of meth with his bank deposit at a drive-up window.

The Wichita County Sheriff's Office said Louis Fueque Kent, 73, of Electra, used a deposit tube at the First Bank in Wichita Falls about 10:50 a.m. April 9 to make a loan payment.

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The teller inside the bank opened the tube and discovered cash, checks and folded piece of paper. The teller unfolded the paper and discovered a small blue plastic baggie filled with a crystal-like white substance.

The worker contacted a manager and the baggie was locked in a desk drawer until deputies arrived to investigate.

The substance inside the baggie, which weighed in at .91 grams, tested positive for methamphetamine, the sheriff's office said.

Kent was arrested and booked into the Wichita County Jail on a charge of possession of a controlled substance. He was ordered held in lieu of $5,000 bail.

An 18-year-old Bremerton, Wash., woman made a similar error when she accidentally included a bag of meth in an envelope she used to make an ATM deposit. Police said a teller discovered the meth and contacted investigators, who determined the substance tested positive for meth.

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