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Trooper traffic stop leads to 362-pound meth seizure, largest in Arizona DPS history

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Posted at 4:38 PM, Jan 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-27 19:10:57-05

MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ — During a traffic stop last week on Interstate 15 in northwestern Arizona, a Department of Public Safety (DPS) trooper found a record amount of methamphetamine in the suspects' vehicle.

After stopping the vehicle on Friday just south of Littlefield, the trooper requested assistance from a deputy out of Mohave County Sherriff's Office.

After a complete search of the vehicle, DPS found a total of 362 pounds of methamphetamine, with an estimated value of $4.1 million. The seizure is the largest meth bust in Arizona DPS history.

Both the driver and the passenger, husband and wife Maurius Montez Mason, 38, and Jeannie Mason, 52, were arrested for possession of a dangerous drug and transportation of a dangerous drug.

DPS says the two have been booked into Mesquite, Nevada police detention.