DPS: 39 pounds of meth seized outside Tucson

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TUCSON -- The Arizona Department of Public Safety says officers have seized 39 pounds of methamphetamine and 2.2 pounds of cocaine after a traffic stop on Interstate 10.

A DPS statement issued on Tuesday says officers arrested Carlos Buelna, 42, of Douglas after they found the drugs in a sedan they stopped about 27 miles east of Tucson.

Officers stopped Buelna's car at midday on Sunday and a search revealed hidden compartments filled with the drugs. He was booked into the Pima County jail on several drug trafficking charges.


The estimated street value of the methamphetamine is $780,000. The estimated street value of the cocaine is $26,000.

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