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Authorities seize $185K worth of meth in Summit County

Authorities seize $185K worth of meth in Summit County

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WANSHIP, Summit County — Authorities seized 26 pounds of methamphetamine on Sunday during a routine traffic stop.

Timotea Castro Guerrero, 27, of Tulare, California, was arrested in connection with the incident.

According to Summit County Sheriff’s officials, Guerrero was eastbound on I-80 when a detective pulled him over.

A K9 was deployed on the vehicle after the detective saw items in the car “that led him to believe the driver of the vehicle was engaged in criminal activity,” according to a news release.

During the search, the K9 indicated drugs were present and 26 pounds of meth were found in the passenger area of the car. The street value of the drugs are estimated to be worth more than $185,000, according to Summit County Sheriff's Lt. Andrew Wright.

Guerrero was booked into Summit County Jail and the case was transferred to Homeland Security Investigations, according to the news release.

“As drug cartels increase the production and distribution of methamphetamine throughout North America, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, through our partnership with Homeland Security Investigations, continues our commitment to combating illicit drugs and safeguarding our communities,” sheriff’s officials said in a statement.

Anyone with information on the manufacturing, distribution or sale of narcotics is encouraged to either contact local law enforcement agencies or submit an anonymous tip to the Summit County Sheriff's Office.

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Lauren Bennett is a reporter with who covers Utah’s religious community and the growing tech sector in the Beehive State.


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