GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- What started as a traffic stop for Colorado State Patrol has turned into a massive drug bust.
The Post Independent reports that CSP pulled over a Honda minivan on I-70 in Glenwood Springs and found 100 pounds of methamphetamine.
The trooper said the California driver, Edgar Esquivel-Tecalco, 33, made multiple traffic violations while driving eastbound on I-70 just after noon Monday.
The driver did give consent to search the vehicle where several packages of drugs were revealed, weighing more than 100 pounds. The Aspen Daily News reports that it’s worth more than 1 million dollars.
The suspect has been taken into custody and is currently being held at the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office jail.
The Post Independent also reports that this drug bust was far larger than a recent TRIDENT law enforcement action where 12 suspects were arrested.