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10 pounds of meth found in wrapped Mother's Day gift after Holbrook stop

Posted at 6:35 AM, May 12, 2017

Navajo County authorities say a man and woman have been arrested after a traffic stop led to the discovery of about 10 pounds of methamphetamine hidden inside a wrapped Mother's Day gift.

County Sheriff's officials say the meth has an estimated street value of about $453,000.

They also seized a half-pound of cocaine worth nearly $17,000.

Authorities say Alejandro Luis Ruiz and Jasmine Bustamonte Castro have been booked into the county jail on suspicion of multiple felony charges related to drug trafficking.

Their secured bond is set at $120,000.

A sheriff's traffic enforcement unit deputy stopped a vehicle for an infraction Wednesday night on Interstate 40 in Holbrook.

A drug detection dog alerted the deputy to the odor of drugs and a vehicle search turned up the meth and cocaine.