DPS Officers Find 17 Pounds of Meth in Bumper of Chevy Malibu
A San Diego man was ridin' dirty through Goodyear yesterday, but Department of Public Safety officers cleaned him up.
Rap metaphors aside, a guy got busted with about 17 pounds of crystal meth hidden in the bumper of his car.
DPS officers stopped 20-year-old Jose Martinez Perez as he was driving east on Interstate 10 in a 2007 Chevy Malibu for a routine traffic violation.
Martinez Perez allowed officers to search the inside of the car, where they found nothing. But a canine search of the outside of the vehicle revealed that the car possessed something a drug dog might find interesting.
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DPS officers basically took the front end of the car apart and found 17 pounds of meth crammed into its bumper.
The estimated street value for the meth is about $323,000, the DPS claims.
Martinez Perez was arrested and booked into the Maricopa County jail on charges of possession and transportation of dangerous drugs for sale.
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