Washington Officers Seize 24 Pounds of Meth at Traffic Stop

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.

Officials with the Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team in Lewis County, WA, discovered 24 pounds of methamphetamine during a recent traffic stop.Officials with the Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team in Lewis County, WA, discovered 24 pounds of methamphetamine during a recent traffic stop.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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