SHELBY COUNTY, TX (KSLA) - The law officer had a hunch something was amiss.
Both men in the pickup were visibly nervous and reaching for stuff in the truck when Shelby County sheriff's Sgt. Josh Tipton spied them, authorities report.
That encounter Tuesday evening at an intersection in Tenaha, Texas, led to the seizure of drugs in various forms and quantities, a hormone and steroids as well as hundreds in cash and even a fake $50 bill.
It also landed two Texas men in jail.
Bond for each has been set at $1,010,000.
That's because after leaving that intersection in Tenaha, the pickup's driver twice failed to use a turn signal - once while turning off U.S. Highway 59 and when he drove back onto U.S. 59.
Then a check turned up no record of the vehicle.
So Tipton stopped the truck and soon learned that the two men's stories did not match.
At one point during the roadside interview, the driver reportedly admitted to having marijuana in the vehicle.
But the men, whom Tipton said appeared to be extremely nervous by this point, refused to let him search the truck.
So a drug-sniffing dog was brought in.
And K-9 Roxie alerted to the presence of narcotics.
A search of the pickup then turned up more than 6 pounds of liquid methamphetamine, about an ounce of crystal methamphetamine and a large variety of pills, authorities said.
Authorities also found what they think is injectable testosterone and anabolic steroids, which were sent for testing at the Texas Department of Public Safety laboratory in Tyler.
And $5,302.41 in cash and a counterfeit $50 bill were seized.
Now 34-year-old Christopher Joseph Wuyts, of Porter, and 23-year-old Nicholas Dalton Winder, of The Woodlands, are in custody.
Both are charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count each of forgery and possession of a dangerous drug.