Two teens are facing criminal charges after they were caught with assault rifles and a bullet proof vest during a Tuesday night traffic stop.
Rio Grande City police pulled over a 2002 black Ford Mustang off FM 649 and Rutt Street around 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Officers reported that the two teen were under the influence of the synthetic marijuana blend K2.
The 18-year-old and 14-year-old reportedly had three loaded AK-47 assault rifles and a bulletproof vest.
The teens told the officer that they were getting paid to take them over to Garceo and cross them into Mexico.
Investigators reported that both teens were American citizens and local high school students.