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Man arrested by Mesa police after 200 pounds of methamphetamine found during traffic stop

Jan 3, 2023, 3:30 PM
(Mesa Police Photo) (Mesa Police Photo) Eric Leon (Mesa Police Photo)

PHOENIX — A man was arrested by Mesa police after 200 pounds of methamphetamine were found in his car during a recent traffic stop.

Eric Leon, 36, was pulled over for speeding on the Loop 202 San Tan Freeway near 40th Street in Phoenix at about 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 21, according to police.

A pair of warrants from Mesa were out for Leon, so he was arrested and his car was searched.

Officers found two large duffel bags and two cardboard boxes filled with approximately $400,000 worth of meth in the car, police said.

Leon was booked on one count of possession of dangerous drugs for sale, one count of possession of dangerous drugs for transportation and one count of possession of dangerous drugs.

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Man arrested by Mesa police after 200 pounds of methamphetamine found during traffic stop