Meth bust on I-15 believed to be largest in Utah history


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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake County authorities have seized an estimated $2 million worth of methamphetamine in what could be the state's largest-ever meth bust.

Unified police Lt. Lex Bell says officers acting on a tip from the Department of Homeland Security discovered 68 pounds of meth after pulling over a vehicle along Interstate 15 Tuesday. A police K9 alerted officers to the drugs, which were confiscated from a suitcase in the trunk.

A 56-year-old man from British Columbia, Canada was arrested and charged Wednesday with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

Court papers say he told police he had flown into Los Angeles and was driving to North Dakota to meet his wife.

Utah's other large drug seizures include 56 pounds of meth in 2012 and 40 pounds of meth in 2013.

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