Traffic stop leads deputies to 10 pounds of meth

GLENDALE — Sheriff’s deputies assigned to the Crescenta Valley and Altadena sheriff’s stations arrested two men Wednesday after allegedly finding 10 pounds of methamphetamine during a traffic stop in Glendale, authorities said.
Noe Virgen and Jose Pelayo — both 24-year-old Van Nuys residents, were booked on suspicion of possession and transportation of narcotics for sales, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Larry Landreth said.
The arresting deputies were members of the sheriff’s Community Oriented Policing, or COPS, bureau, Landreth said.
They spotted the car about 12:45 p.m. and pulled it over on the 5 Freeway near Colorado Street for having tinted windows, he said.
Deputies searched the car with the consent of Virgen and Pelayo and found the methamphetamine inside a backpacks, the lieutenant
Landreth said the ten pounds of methamphetamine seized had an estimated value of more than $140,000, and likely more.
“It’s a good find,” Landreth said. “It’s good to get that much (methamphetamine) off the street.”
The investigation will be continued by sheriff’s narcotics detectives, he added.

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