Aug 26, 2011 3:08 PM by Greg Boyce

9 pounds of meth seized in traffic stop

A Pueblo County Sheriff's Officer stopped a vehicle on a traffic violation Wednesday afternoon and found several pounds of methamphetamine inside.

The stop happened about 20 miles south of Pueblo on I-25.  With the help of a K-9 dog, officers found a compartment that contained approximately 9 and a half pounds of meth.  The street value of the drugs was estimated at $750,000.  Oscar Lara Acosta, 33, of Mexico and his passenger Juvantino Villalba-Leyva, 45, were arrested on drug possession and distribution charges.

Both men are being held at Pueblo County Jail. 




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