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PCSO K9 DEPUTIES SEIZES $48,000 WORTH OF METHAMPHETAMINE DURING A TRAFFIC STOP
 
Posted: 1/25/2019 12:00 AM
 
On Thursday, January 24th at approximately 3:30 p.m., a Pinal County Sheriff’s Office K9 Deputy, conducting traffic enforcement along Interstate 10, pulled over a car for a moving and equipment violation.

The traffic stop was made near the Casa Grande area. The deputy approached the vehicle, which was occupied by two women, both Mexican nationals. During the stop, our deputy noticed several suspicious circumstances and deployed his K9 to do an exterior sniff of the vehicle. The dog alerted. The deputy uncovered sixteen cellophane-wrapped bundles of methamphetamines in multiple hidden compartments of the vehicle, which totaled 17.8 pounds.

“Without the hard work of our K9 deputy, those bundles of methamphetamine would have disappeared into communities across Arizona and our nation,” said Sheriff Mark Lamb. “As I have said before, these drugs wouldn’t be coming into our country if there wasn’t a demand. This is just another example of how the cartel is taking advantage of the drug addiction problem we have in this country.”

The driver, 31-year-old Martha Rabago Ibarra, and passenger, 43-year-old Maria Franco Alvarez are both charged with Transportation of Dangerous Drugs for Sale and Possession of Dangerous Drugs for Sale.
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