Police Discover 37 Pounds of Meth during Traffic Stop

Police say they discovered 37.5 of meth inside a spare tire during a traffic stop in Scott County. It happened October 1 during traffic stop on a GMC pickup at the 84 mile marker on Interstate 20. The traffic stop was initiated due to the GMC driving in a careless manner. The interdiction officer began a field interview of the driver and discovered a tire in the bed of the truck. The deputy then located approximately 37.5 pounds of methamphetamine hidden inside the tire. The driver was arrested and charged with aggravated trafficking of methamphetamine.  It is believed that the amount of methamphetamine discovered would have a street value of $350,000.

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