15 indicted for trafficking meth in drink bottles

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) -- Federal and Colorado authorities say they've stopped a major methamphetamine ring that imported a liquid version of the drug from Mexico in factory-sealed drink bottles and windshield wiper fluid.

The indictments of 15 people accused of participating in the ring were announced Thursday in Denver. Eleven have been arrested and the others are still being sought.

Barbra Roach of the Drug Enforcement Administration says about 35 pounds of liquid meth brought to Colorado through El Paso, Texas and San Diego. Once in Colorado, the liquid, colored to look like an energy drink, was turned into crystalized meth.

Two kilograms of cocaine was also found in the oil pan of a Jeep Wrangler headed from Cuidad Juarez to Denver during the investigation, nicknamed "Thirst Quencher".


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