Loudon County deputies discover $1M of meth during traffic stop

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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.

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