4,000 Lbs of pot, meth and heroin busted in first half of Feb.Posted: Updated:
CASA GRANDE - Officers busted over 4,000 pounds of pot during several traffic stops in the first two weeks of February.
Arizona Department of Public Safety officers seized a total of 4,116 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of $2,263,800.
Officials also found 18 pounds of heroin and 2 pounds of meth during a traffic stop in Yuma County. The heroin's street value was estimated at over $200,000 while the meth was valued at about $34,000.
DPS says one of the most "unique" seizures took place on Feb. 5 when a canine officer stopped the driver of a Ford pick-up truck along Interstate 10 near Casa Grande.
The officer reportedly smelled a very strong odor of marijuana as he approached the truck. After an extensive search of the vehicle, 11 bundles of pot were found strapped to the frame of the truck. The driver, identified as 27-year-old Angel Villa, of Las Vegas, was taken into custody while the truck he was driving was seized.