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PINAL COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE SEIZES $92,000 WORTH OF METHAMPHETAMINE DURING A TRAFFIC STOP
 
Posted: 3/25/2019 12:00 AM
 

PINAL COUNTY, AZ - On Friday, March 22nd at approximately 6:44pm, a Pinal County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Deputy conducting traffic enforcement on Interstate 10, pulled a vehicle over near Eloy for an equipment and vehicle insurance violations. The vehicle was occupied by 37-year-old Stephanie Sanchez out of Rio Rico, Arizona.

During the traffic stop, the deputy noticed inconsistencies. The deputy conducted a search of the vehicle and discovered two hidden compartments. Inside, the deputy seized 42 plastic wrapped bundles of methamphetamine. The total weight of the meth seized is an estimated 46 pounds.

“Our K-9 Unit did a fantastic job on this stop. Ninety percent of all meth used in the United States is made in super labs in Mexico. The Cartel is making billions off this dangerous drugs, and the American people are paying the price. And I’m not just talking about what it does to users and their families,” said Sheriff Mark Lamb. “The total cost of meth to communities across our country is estimated at $23 billion to cover the criminal justice system, medical care and emergency room visits, dental care, first responders and social services.”

Sanchez is charged with possession of dangerous drugs, possession of dangerous drugs for sale, and transportation of dangerous drugs.

  

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