Meth found in gas tank

Goodyear police found $216,000 worth of methamphetamine in the gas tank of a car during a traffics stop.

GOODYEAR, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- Goodyear police seized $216,000 worth of methamphetamine during a traffic stop on I-10 Tuesday morning. 

Lisa Berry with Goodyear PD said officers pulled over a car with California plates at about 10 a.m. on I-10 at Bullard Avenue for speeding.

Berry said the driver and the passenger were both acting nervous and gave conflicting statements to officers. 

A K-9 alerted the officers to illegal drugs in the car and after getting a search warrant, police found a total of 54 pounds of methamphetamine in the gas tank. 

Berry said the street value is estimated at $216,000. 

The driver, 60-year-old Rito Delagado Renteria and the passenger, 53-year-old Blanca Moncada, both from Yucaipa, California, were both charged with transportation of dangerous drugs. 


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I’m glad they were caught. I am also amazed at how stupid criminals can be. Speeding while hauling contraband? Dumb dumb dumb. One would think they would obey every traffic law and make sure all their lights, blinkers etc were working so as to not give the police any reason to stop them.


Speeding while hauling 50 pounds of crystal. Lets see, that's not breaking bad, that's not a bad break, that's just badly broken! Sheesh.

JF Conlon

speeders gonna speed




Build the U.S. border wall, stop the poison from entering our communities and families. CPS/DCS nationwide are greatly over burdened because of the poison coming across the U.S. southern border.

Agustus Gloop

The tentacles of poison


How do 90% of the drugs enter from the South? A wall sounds so simple. How much drug smuggling do you think a wall all the way across the border would eliminate (if that were even proposed)? Solving the problem is more complicated.


If your vehicles transmission and carburator are not working and you have a flat tire shouldn't the carburator be repaired? Or just leave it since it's not the only problem with your vehicle? Why am I even asking you anything? huh, smh.


Build between here and Yucaipa, CA? Did you read the story? I fully agree about the toll these poisons take on kids and families. It's a complicated issue.

JF Conlon

Wasn't most meth made and sold by the Hel's Angels & Co., right here in the good ol' US of A?


JF you said "wasn't" so I don't know if you're talking about the 1970's or some other era. Meth is manufactured in Mexico and from there is targeted for distribution around the world, primarily targeted to the U.S. Diffettypes of meth are made for different parts of the world and even different areas in the U.S. The meth targeted for the Bay Area could be quite different than the meth targeted for Indiana.

JF Conlon

To the censor: Hel* is a place name. It is mentioned in the Bible.

JF Conlon

If this had happened in Surprise, it would have made national headlines.

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