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I-70 at Loma Traffic Stop Nets 33 Pounds of Meth and Heroin

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A California woman stopped by a Western Colorado Drug Task Force Deputy on I-70 at the Loma exit had a duffel bag that wasn’t full of clothes for vacation, but a large quantity of illegal drugs.

JULIA CANTERO 9-30-17 Drug Possession Arrest
Courtesy MCSO

The driver, identified as 32-year-old Julia Cantero of Cudahy, Calif. was arrested on counts of Distribution/Manufacture/Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, Heroin, Ketamine, Cathinone, and Flunitrazipam.

The arrest occurred on Friday afternoon (September 30), when a Mesa County Sheriff’s Office Western Colorado Drug Task Force Deputy made a traffic stop of a Nissan Altima that was weaving while driving on the interstate.

Drugs Seized in I-70 Loma Traffic Stop
Courtesy MCSO

A Colorado State Patrol K9 alerted the deputy of the presence of drugs in the vehicle. Inside a duffel bag in the trunk of the car were 13 packages of crystal meth weighing 26.6 pounds and three packages of suspected heroin weighing 6.4 pounds.

The amount of meth and heroin in Cantero’s possesion is consistent with distribution. Cantero was arrested and booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility. She is being held on a $100,000 bond.

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