- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 13, 2014

MADERA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities in Central California say a traffic stop led to two men being arrested following a large drug bust.

Madera County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Erica Stuart said officials netted 18 kilograms of cocaine, 16 pounds of methamphetamine and eight pounds of heroin as well as $7,000 in cash on Wednesday.

A California Highway Patrol officer made the arrests along Highway 99 just south of Madera.

Stuart says the two suspects appeared nervous after being stopped by the officer. A subsequent canine search found the illegal drugs stashed inside the vehicle’s roof.

Thirty-nine-year-old Juan Carlos Esparza and 29-year-old Raydel Estrada Gomez, both of Sacramento, were taken into custody. They are being held in the Madera County jail on $5 million bail apiece.

It is not immediately known if they have retained attorneys.

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