The agency said in a press release that during the traffic stop, the deputy noticed inconsistencies and deputy conducted a search of the vehicle, discovering two hidden compartments. Inside, the deputy found 42 plastic wrapped bundles of methamphetamine.
 - Image courtesy of the Pinal County (AZ) Sheriff's Office. 

The agency said in a press release that during the traffic stop, the deputy noticed inconsistencies and deputy conducted a search of the vehicle, discovering two hidden compartments. Inside, the deputy found 42 plastic wrapped bundles of methamphetamine.

Image courtesy of the Pinal County (AZ) Sheriff's Office. 

A K-9 unit with the Pinal County (AZ) Sheriff's Office is being credited with helping with the seizure of 46 pounds of methamphetamine.

It all started with a traffic stop on a vehicle—occupied by 37-year-old Stephanie Sanchez—for equipment and vehicle insurance violations.

The agency said in a press release that during the traffic stop, the deputy noticed inconsistencies and the deputy conducted a search of the vehicle, discovering two hidden compartments. Inside, the deputy found 42 plastic wrapped bundles of methamphetamine.

The total weight of the meth seized is an estimated 46 pounds.

"Our K-9 Unit did a fantastic job on this stop. Ninety percent of all meth used in the United States is made in super labs in Mexico. The Cartel is making billions off this dangerous drugs, and the American people are paying the price. And I'm not just talking about what it does to users and their families," said Sheriff Mark Lamb. "The total cost of meth to communities across our country is estimated at $23 billion to cover the criminal justice system, medical care and emergency room visits, dental care, first responders and social services."

Sanchez is charged with possession of dangerous drugs, possession of dangerous drugs for sale, and transportation of dangerous drugs.

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