State troopers patrolling Willacy County now have a new tool to help them find hidden contraband. The Willacy County District Attorney's Office purchased a SASRAD handheld density meter with forfeiture money awarded to the office.
The density meter will be used by DPS troopers who patrol I-69E. The DA's office says the highway is used by criminals transporting cash and weapons to Mexico. The density meter is designed to detect hidden objects in inaccessible areas, such as walls and tires, where direct observation is not possible.