4 pounds of drugs found after train vs. semi crash

Posted at: 09/02/2013 12:40 PM | Updated at: 09/02/2013 12:43 PM
By: Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com


An Amtrak train hit a semi hauling cars on Aug. 14.

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ALBUQUERQUE -- New Mexico state police have revealed the type and amount of drugs found at the scene of a train vs. semi crash in the South Valley last month.

Sgt. Emmanuel Gutierrez said investigators discovered four pounds of meth near two vehicles crushed during the incident.

The crash happened on Aug. 14 when a semi hauling cars stopped on the train tracks on Bowers Road and 2nd. An Amtrak train hit the semi head-on just after 11 a.m.

No one was injured.

The owner of the semi-truck told KOB Eyewitness News 4 that one of the cars belonged to a regular customer. The other vehicle belonged to a man who paid for a one-time transport from Phoenix to Albuquerque.

Police have not confirmed any arrests at this point in their investigation.

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