Arizona woman accused of transporting $2M worth of meth
PHOENIX — A southern Arizona woman is accused of transporting more than $2 million worth of methamphetamine and thousands of dollars worth of heroin while traveling with four children this week.
The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office said 27-year-old Sarah Rivas of Bapchule, Arizona, was arrested on Wednesday after deputies discovered the drugs concealed in the vehicle’s doors.
Rivas was first contacted by sheriff’s deputies during a traffic stop, when they pulled her 2007 Ford F-150 over for a traffic violation along the Interstate 8.
The Yuma County Narcotics Task Force then discovered 108 packages — 107 containing methamphetamine and one containing heroin. The packages collectively weighed about 114 pounds and were worth $2,080,265.
There were also four children in the car when Rivas was pulled over. The children ranged in age from 5 to 9 years old. The relationship between Rivas and the children was not made clear.
Rivas was arrested and booked into the Yuma County Detention Center for transportation of dangerous drugs, possession of a dangerous drug for sale, possession of a dangerous drug, transportation of a narcotic drug, possession of a narcotic drug for sale, possession of a narcotic drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.
All of the children were all transferred to the care of Department of Child Services.