YCSO: Two arrested for transporting meth

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Jose Barraza (L) and Alfredo Lopez-Pantoja By Andrew Michalscheck Jose Barraza (L) and Alfredo Lopez-Pantoja By Andrew Michalscheck

PRESCOTT, Ariz. -- Two people have been booked into the Camp Verde Detention Center after they were allegedly found to be transporting methamphetamine.

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office says a K9 deputy stopped a vehicle that was heading eastbound on Interstate 40 Wednesday morning for traffic violations.

Inside the vehicle the deputy found 31-year-old Jose Barraza and 34-year-old Alfredo Lopez-Pantoja, both of whom are from Livingston, Calif.

Barraza, who was driving, reportedly gave the deputy a Mexican identification card, but didn’t have a license.

YCSO said both men appeared nervous, and after they agreed to a search, the deputy found three packages of meth with a total weight of more than three pounds inside the car.

According to YCSO, Barraza went on to admit that he was transporting meth to Arkansas with the help of Pantoja.

Both men are facing charges that include transportation of dangerous drugs for sale, and possession of dangerous drugs for sale.