Officials with the Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team in Lewis County (WA) discovered 24 pounds of methamphetamine during a recent traffic stop prompted when officers saw a child in a passenger seat of the vehicle not secured in an appropriate child safety seat. - Image courtesy of Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team.

Officials with the Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team in Lewis County (WA) discovered 24 pounds of methamphetamine during a recent traffic stop prompted when officers saw a child in a passenger seat of the vehicle not secured in an appropriate child safety seat.

Image courtesy of Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team.

Officials with the Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team in Lewis County, WA, discovered 24 pounds of methamphetamine during a recent traffic stop that was prompted when officers saw a child in a passenger seat of the vehicle not secured in an appropriate child safety seat.

According to KIRO-TV, police said they pulled over a van after seeing that a female passenger had a baby on her lap in the front seat.

Police said the van was rented out of California and was being driven by a man identified as Gabriel Angel Diaz-Noriega, a resident of Mexico. The passenger seat was occupied by a woman identified as Norberto Becerra as well as the young child.

A K-9 was deployed at the scene and alerted to the presence of the drugs.

Becerra and Diaz-Noriega were booked into the Lewis County Jail and both had bail set at $100,000.

 

 

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