15.5 pounds of meth found by West Covina police

West Covina police found three pounds of methamphetamine during a routine traffic stop Saturday, leading investigators to discover another 12.5 pounds of the drug stashed at a La Puente home, authorities said.
Police estimated the street value of the bust at about $186,000.
Samuel Lizarraga, 44, of La Puente was booked on suspicion of possession of narcotics for sales and transportation of narcotics, West Covina police Lt. Alan Henley said.
Officers stopped Lizarraga just after 5 p.m. at Valinda and Temple avenues in Valinda because his car displayed expired registration, the lieutenant said.
“During a search of the vehicle, they found three pounds of methamphetamine in the car,” Henley said.
When authorities searched Lizarraga’s home in La Puente, they found another 12.5 pounds of methamphetamine, he added.
Lizarraga was also found to be driving with a suspended license, police said.
He already had a case pending against him in West Covina Superior Court for driving on a suspended license that was filed in May of 2009, court records show.
According to Los Angeles County sheriff’s booking records, Lizarraga was being held in lieu of $120,000 bail at the West Covina Police Department jail. He was due for arraignment Tuesday in West Covina Superior Court.

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  • lisa

    OMG!! What a loser!! I guess he wanted to get caught why would somebody drive around with expired tags with that much drugs in there car??? Kudos to West covina police another DRUG DEALER off the steets!!!!