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Cottonwood Police Uncover 50 Pounds Of Meth During A Traffic Stop On I-17 Last Saturday

Cottonwood Police were conducting interdiction operations on Interstate-17 last Saturday when they conducted a traffic stop on a black Nissan Maxima in an area just south of Camp Verde. The vehicle was stopped for impeding traffic and a window tint violation. During the stop the driver was identified as 21-year-old Ricardo Bojorquez-Navarrete. The passenger was identified as 32-year-old Ramon Lugo-Campus. Both are from Sinaloa, Mexico. During the stop K-9 Duke was deployed to do a free-air sniff of the vehicle. After a positive alert, a search revealed two duffel bags containing 49 individually wrapped, one-pound packages of a white crystal substance which tested positive for meth. The combined weight of the bags was later found to be around 50 pounds. The two were arrested and booked on multiple drug charges, which are all felonies. They remain in custody in the Yavapai County Jail being held without bail.