FLORENCE — A Pinal County traffic stop was one of two by state troopers in a 24-hour period that resulted in the seizure of large amounts of methamphetamine, the Department of Public Safety said.
The traffic stop in Pinal County on March 20 occurred on Interstate 10, and a vehicle search resulted in the seizure of more than 33 pounds of meth. The street value was estimated to be roughly $90,000, DPS said.
Jose E. Quintero-Lopez, 75, of Nogales, Arizona, was arrested for transportation and/or sale of dangerous drugs.
He was booked into the Pinal County Adult Detention Center in Florence.
The second incident occurred March 21 on I-10 near Quartzsite. This traffic stop resulted in the discovery and seizure of 42.7 pounds of methamphetamine and 7.7 pounds of marijuana, with a street value of approximately $120,000. Siblings Gorge Zamorano-Hurtado, 19, and Clara Zamorano-Hurtado, 21, both of Orlando, Florida, face charges including: transportation and/or sale of dangerous drugs; transportation and/or sale of marijuana; possession for sale of marijuana; and possession for sale of dangerous drugs.