Police find 5 pounds of meth after West Covina traffic stop

WEST COVINA — A routine traffic stop for tinted windows turned into a major narcotics arrest Friday when West Covina police allegedly found five pounds of methamphetamine in a La Puente man’s car.
Roberto Alvarez, 37, of La Puente, was booked on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine for sales, West Covina police officials said.
An officer pulled Alvarez over in the Honda Civic he was driving about 7:45 p.m. Friday at Azusa and Workman avenues, West Covina police Lt. Marty Sevilla said in a written statement.
Police discovered Alvarez’s driver’s license was suspended and began impounding his car, the lieutenant said.
While searching the vehicle, Sevilla said, officers found about five pounds of meth.
The street value of the meth is estimated to be between $70,000 and $75,000, West Covina police Lt. Dave Rozeboom said.
The car Alvarez was driving was not registered to him, he added.
According to sheriff’s booking records, Alvarez was being held in lieu of $100,000 bail and is due for arraignment Tuesday in West Covina Superior Court.

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