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Traffic stop of bus near DuPont leads to drug discovery, two arrests

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on Feb. 8, 2013 at 1:59 pm with No Comments »
February 8, 2013 1:59 pm

State troopers who pulled over a bus on Interstate 5 near DuPont this week found methamphetamine on board and arrested two young men from Los Angeles.

The trooper decided to stop the bus on Center Street after watching it drive slower than traffic while in the fast lane during rush hour traffic Wednesday morning. It was traveling in an area where posted signs warn “Vehicles over 10,000 lbs or with trailers are prohibited from the left lane.”

The bus driver told the trooper he had just started working for the company and was unaware of the law. Since he couldn’t produce a log book as required by law and nobody answered the company’s business owner, troopers became suspicious and brought in drug dogs to search the bus.

There were three passengers on board.

The dogs alerted on two suitcases stored beneath the bus. Trooper Guy Gill said more than a half pound of meth and $2,200 in cash were found inside.

Two men, ages 17 and 23, were taken into custody and face charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

The third passenger and the bus driver were released.

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