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58 pounds of crystal meth seized near Holbrook

HOLBROOK, Ariz. — Authorities have seized more than $2.6 million worth of
crystal meth after a truck was stopped on Interstate 40 in northwestern Arizona.

Navajo County Sheriff’s officials say deputies pulled over the vehicle
Wednesday near Holbrook and a drug-sniffing dog located 58 pounds of crystal
methamphetamine inside an air compressor.

They say the meth was divided into several bundles, wrapped in cellophane, then
dipped into grease to try to hide the odor.

Authorities say the grease-covered bundles were put into dozens of plastic
containers and then placed inside a heavy-duty metal air compressor.

Sheriff’s officials say 32-year-old Erasmo Aguirre-Padilla was driving the
truck and arrested.

He’s being held on suspicion of transportation of a dangerous drug for sale,
possession of a dangerous drug for sale, and possession of drug paraphernalia.


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