A traffic stop on Sunday led to what District Attorney General Russell Johnson calls the largest meth seizure in Loudon County history – around 30 pounds’ worth.
Johnson says around 10:20 a.m., a Loudon County deputy stopped the vehicle. A drug detection dog indicated the presence of drugs.
Officers searched the vehicle and found several large bundles of suspected meth in the trunk.
The driver, Ariel Vera-Medina, of New Jersey, was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine for sale. He is being held on $500,000 bond.
Johnson says the meth has a combined street value of well over a million dollars.