- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 3, 2017

COLUMBIANA, Ala. (AP) - A man has been arrested in Alabama after Shelby County authorities seized more than 14.5 pounds (6 kilograms) of methamphetamine as part of a drug probe.

AL.com reports (https://bit.ly/2pWEXng ) Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force commander Lt. Clay Hammac said Tuesday that 30-year-old Silvano Guevara-Mata had been arrested after Friday’s bust in Columbiana.

Hammac says the drugs are valued at about $240,000. He says authorities learned during a narcotics investigation that the drugs came from Calexico, California and had been shipped overnight for delivery in Shelby County.

Hammac says investigators are working to identify suspects in the Birmingham narcotics distribution network.

Guevara-Mata is being held on $1 million bond. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer.

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