A 35-year-old man named Israel Tellez-Naza was arrested last Thursday by officials from the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office. The arrest was made during a traffic stop on Interstate 40 in Kingman, Arizona at around 8 p.m. on November 21.
Detectives looked into the car’s window and noticed bundles of meth in plain sight, according to authorities. Detectives searched the vehicle and discovered three large boxes that contained 43 pounds, or 20 kilograms of meth with an estimated street value of more than $1.9 million.
Mr. Tellez-Naza was arrested and has been booked without incident into the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility, the sheriff’s department said.
There is no information available on whether Mr. Tellez-Neva has an attorney who could comment on the allegations, according to online court records.
Tellez-Neva is facing felony criminal charges which include the transportation of dangerous drugs for sale, possession of dangerous for sale, and possession of dangerous drugs.
The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office posted about the bust on its Facebook page: