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A woman was arrested for smuggling marijuana for a man she met on the dating app Tinder, according to an arrest affidavit filed recently.
Wendy Michelle Castillo was charged with possess with intent to distribute marijuana and conspire to possess with intent to distribute the marijuana. She has a detention hearing set for today.
A white Aguila Express van with three occupants arrived at the Interstate 35 checkpoint on Aug. 21. The driver stated he had two passengers. One was identified as Castillo. She stated she was a U.S. citizen and presented a copy of her birth certificate.
Agents then referred the van to secondary inspection. Castillo further stated she was on her way to San Antonio to see her boyfriend. She allegedly allowed agents to search her suitcase. Authorities then found one marijuana bundle weighing 26 pounds with an approximate street value of $20,800.
Drug Enforcement Administration special agents took over the investigation. Castillo allegedly agreed to provide a post-arrest statement to the DEA.
Castillo was on her way to San Antonio to see a man named Tony whom she had met on the dating app Tinder. Tony coordinated with a woman to purchase some clothes for Castillo’s trip. But authorities said that Castillo did not pack any personal clothes or hygiene items. She did not provide further information on Tony.
“DEA agents observed that the size of the marijuana bundle was the exact size of the suitcase. DEA agents also observed three pairs of clothes inside the suitcase that were used and oversized for Castillo’s body type,” states the affidavit.