DPS seizes 33.5 pounds of meth valued at over $500,000
Drugs seized in two days during two unrelated traffic stops by patrol officers
Tuesday, February 2, 2010 -
Between Wednesday, January 27 and Thursday, January 28, 2010, during two unrelated traffic stops, officers with the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized approximately 33.5 pounds of crystal methamphetamine valued at $536,000 wholesale. Once broken down for street distribution, the drugs sell for about $100 per gram or $45,400 a pound which makes the potential street value of the drugs over $1.5 million dollars. The drivers of both vehicles were arrested and booked on felony drug possession and transportation charges.
On Wednesday, January 27, 2010, at about 11:55 a.m., a DPS Canine Officer stopped a white Dodge Dakota pick-up truck for an equipment violation. The pick-up was traveling west on I-10 near Red Rock, north of
On Thursday, January 28, 2010, at about 5:20 p.m., a DPS Officer stopped a passenger vehicle traveling northbound on I-17 just south of
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