From staff reports
ARCADIA – Police Wednesday announced they’ve arrested a Rosemead man after a traffic stop yielded 8,000 ecstasy pills.
The announcement came via a blog post.
Johnny V. Pham, 18, of Rosemead, and a juvenile passenger in his vehicle were arrested on suspicion of felony possession for sale and transportation of a controlled substance. Pham was released after a $100,000 bond was posted, officials said.
The unidentified juvenile was released to his parents, police said.
“The pills were packaged in 8 separate zip-lock bags, containing approximately 1,000 pills per bag. The total estimated street value of the pills is about $80,000,” according to a post on the Arcadia Police Department’s News and Information Blog.
Pham was pulled over Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. on Golden West Avenue near Huntington Drive for failing to stop at a stop sign, police said.
“During the traffic stop, officers saw what appeared to be a large zip-lock bag containing a large quantity of pills lying on the floorboard of the vehicle Pham was driving,” the blog post said. “Officers conducted a search of the vehicle and found an additional seven large bags in the trunk, also containing similar pills.”
Police believe the pills were ecstasy.
PHOTO of seized ecstasy courtesy of the Arcadia Police Department