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AZDPS makes largest meth seizure in its history

Courtesy: AZDPS

$5 million value seized during two stops

MOHAVE COUNTY, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - The Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) made its biggest meth bust ever last Friday.

On January 24, an AZDPS trooper stopped a suspicious on Interstate 15, south of Littlefield.

During the stop, the trooper requested a Mohave County Sheriff's Deputy to assist him.

Together, the pair discovered 362 pounds of meth, with an estimated street value of over four million dollars.

The driver and passenger are married, having been identified as 52-year-old Julie Jeannie Mason from Iowa and 38-year-old Maurius Montez Mason from illinois.

AZDPS tweeted pictures of the meth bundles on Twitter today, along with the suspect's mugshots:

AZDPS says the two were arrested for possession and transportation of a dangerous drug.

They were bucked into Mesquite, Nevada Police Detention facility.

Earlier that day, a trooper operating near Casa Grande stopped a vehicle near Interstate 10.

During a search of the vehicle, the trooper found 88 pounds of meth, estimated to be worth nearly 1 million dollars.

26-year-old Roxana Juarez and 22-year-old Jesus Valenzuela of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, were arrested and booked into Pinal County Sheriff's Office Jail in Florence.

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Ericka Conant

Ericka Conant has served as a Digital Content Producer since October 2019. Originally from El Centro, she calls the Desert Southwest her home.

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