Traffic stop leads to arrest and discovery of 17 pounds of meth, heroin
September 12, 2018 10:17 AM
SAN FELIPE PUEBLO - A traffic stop by a Bureau of Indian Affairs K-9 Police Officer led to a major drug bust.
According to the Department of the Interior, the officer was monitoring traffic along I-25 on the San Felipe Pueblo Indian Reservation when he made a traffic stop.
During the stop, the officer seized approximately 15.9 pounds of methamphetamine and 1.25 pounds of heroin.
“Our Bureau of Indian Affairs law enforcement officers are the front line in America’s ongoing fight against opioids," said Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke. "I applaud their fine efforts today and every day. Opioids have had a disproportionately negative effect on American Indian and Alaska Native communities, and as Secretary of the Interior, I understand how imperative our efforts are on this urgent issue. The DOI Opioid Task Force is doing a great job. I thank President Trump for his great leadership in helping us find creative ways to solve this crisis, and I look forward to a day when opioids no longer claim the lives of so many of our citizens."
The Interior's drug-fighting joint task force has seized approximately 1,155 pounds of illegal drugs and made 155 arrests since being established earlier this year.
Created: September 12, 2018 10:17 AM
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