MESA COUNTY, Colo. - A pair of traffic stops over two days led to the seizure of 56 pounds of drugs.
According to the Colorado State Patrol (CSP), the first drug bust happened in the afternoon of November 9, on I-70 near Fruita. A silver Jeep with California plates was heading eastbound and was stopped for traffic violations. Those with CSP said the driver, 23-year-old Roman Quintero Efrain, granted a search of the vehicle. CSP then found 16 pounds of meth in sealed packages in the spare tire. CSP also found three pint bottles of an unknown liquid substance, along with counterfeit money. The driver is facing several charges.
Shortly after 8 in the morning on November 10, CSP made another drug bust on I-70 near Loma. A gray Honda Odyssey with Illinois plates was contacted for vision obstruction. A search of the vehicle revealed multiple sealed bags containing about 40 pounds of marijuana. The 44-year-old male driver was taken into custody, with charges still being determined.