DPS Officer makes traffic stop and discovers 17 pounds of meth worth over $300,000 behind front bumper of vehicle
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 -
On March 23, 2010, just before 10:00 a.m., a DPS Highway Patrol Officer stopped a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu sedan traveling east on Interstate 10 in Goodyear for a traffic violation. The officer received consent to search the vehicle and a DPS narcotics canine performed an exterior sniff of the vehicle. The canine alerted to the vehicle and a subsequent search revealed 17 pounds of Methamphetamine behind the front bumper. The estimated street value of the methamphetamine is $323,000 dollars. The driver, Jose Martinez Perez, 20, of
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