Arkansas State Troopers Make Record Meth Bust

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LITTLE ROCK, AR – Arkansas State Police make the largest single methamphetamine bust in state law enforcement history–discovering 276 pounds of meth valued at an estimated $10 million. 

State police say on Monday afternoon, a trooper was patrolling in Lonoke County near Kerr Road and Interstate 40 (eastbound) and noticed a tractor-trailer parked on the shoulder of the highway. 

The trooper checked on the driver–Javier Leon-Garcia, 53, of Moreno Valley, California–and was given permission to search the trailer. Meth, in both the liquid and crystal form, was found. 

Leon-Garcia faces trafficking a controlled substance charge and is being held in the Lonoke County Jail with no bond. 

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