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$3.4 million worth of meth found in Los Angeles traffic stop

.4 million worth of meth found in Los Angeles traffic stop


The driver was arrested and officers found 190 pounds of suspected methamphetamine worth $3.4 million, along with $5,000 in cash.

A traffic stop in Los Angeles led to a police chase and officers discovered more than $3 million in drugs and cash.

California Highway Patrol K9 officers stopped a white Ford F-150 on Interstate 5 around 9:37 a.m. Tuesday, the CHP said on Facebook. The driver fled, prompting police to pursue the vehicle.

Once they caught up with the vehicle, the driver was arrested and officers found 190 pounds of suspected methamphetamine worth $3.4 million and $5,000 in cash.

K9 Axel, a 5-year-old Czech shepherd, helped find the drugs, the CHP said.

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An investigation into an ongoing drug case

Authorities have not released the suspect’s name due to the ongoing investigation.

They are asking anyone with information to contact CHP Southern Division Special Services at (323) 644-9550 or the Los Angeles Communications Center at (323) 259-3200.

Saleen Martin is a reporter on USA TODAY’s NOW team. She’s from Norfolk, Virginia – 757. Follow her on Twitter at @SaleenMartin or send him an email at [email protected].