Cottonwood Police Seize 50 Pounds of Meth on Traffic Stop
Cottonwood police officers conducting interdiction operations on I-17 south of Camp Verde discovered 50 pounds of methamphetamine in a vehicle after K-9 Duke was deployed and gave a positive alert on the vehicle.
Officers pulled over a black Nissan Maxima for impeding traffic and a window tint violation on February 2nd. The driver, identified as 21-year-old Ricardo Bojorquez-Navarrete and his passenger, 32-year-old Ramon Lugo-Campos are both from Sinaloa, Mexico. After the positive alert from the K-9, a search of the vehicle revealed two duffel bags containing 49 one-pound packages of a white crystal substance which tested positive for methamphetamine. The combined weight of those bags came to approximately 50 pounds.
Navarrete and Campos were arrested for transporting dangerous drug, possession of dangerous drug, possession of dangerous drug for sale and possession of drug paraphernalia, all of which are felonies. Both are being held without bail at the Yavapai County Detention Center.