- Associated Press - Friday, June 13, 2014

HOLBROOK, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities have seized more than $2.6 million worth of crystal meth after a truck was stopped on Interstate 40 in northeastern 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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