The case unraveled at about p. Authorities then found a metal plate that belonged to the Subaru. DPS interviewed her and later turned her over to the U.
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Villarreal provided a special agent the address of the Motel 6 in Laredo where the woman was staying. Court documents further state that Ruiz also admitted to intending to transport the woman to San Antonio to be sold into prostitution.
Each was charged with trafficking of a person with benefits from forced labor, engaging in organized criminal activity and possession of a controlled substance. A trooper on routine patrol pulled over a gray Subaru Outback traveling south for an obscured plate.
DPS said the vehicle had a dealer temporary plate that did not give any return. Border Patrol for processing.
The trooper also found a small cartridge with THC oil that was located in the center console, according to court documents. The trooper asked for consent to search the vehicle after hearing conflicting stories and noticing nervousness on Villarreal and Ruiz, states the arrest affidavit.
Villarreal was released on bond on Oct. DPS identified the driver as Villarreal and Ruiz as the passenger.