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ST. GEORGE — On Friday, an Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper recovered more than 360 pounds of methamphetamine during a traffic stop on Interstate 15 just south of Littlefield, Arizona — the largest single meth seizure in the department’s history.
“Arizona is under attack every day from the cartels,” Col. Frank Milstead with the Arizona Department of Public Safety said during a press conference Monday at the Public Service Center in Pheonix, Arizona.
The conference was held to announce the massive methamphetamine seizure that took place Friday after a trooper conducted a traffic stop on a couple heading north toward Utah.
During the stop, the trooper became suspicious of possible drug activity and a K-9 unit was deployed. The animal indicated to the presence of drugs during a sniff around the SUV, prompting a search of the vehicle. The trooper then located 362 pounds of methamphetamine that was wrapped in black plastic bags and concealed in a number of duffel bags hidden throughout the SUV.
The trooper requested a Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Deputy to assist in inventorying the drugs with an estimated street value of more than $4.1 million.