Goodyear police find $216K in meth during traffic stop

Goodyear police found $216,000 worth of meth in a vehicle during a traffic stop May 14, 2019 near Interstate 10 and Bullard Avenue.. (Submitted photo)

A traffic stop for speeding in Goodyear resulted in the recovery of $216,000 in methamphetamine, according to police.

Around 10 a.m. Tuesday, Goodyear police stopped a vehicle for speeding near Interstate 10 and Bullard Avenue.

Police said the occupants were acting nervous and gave conflicting statements to officers. A K-9 alerted officers to the presence of illegal narcotics in the vehicle, a release states.

After obtaining a search warrant, police located 45 individually-wrapped bundles of meth which weighed 1.2 pounds each for a total of 54 pounds. Police said the estimated street value of the meth is $216,000.

Rito Delgado Renteria, 60, and Blanca Moncada, 53, both of Yucaipa, California, are facing charges of transporting dangerous drugs.

Goodyear police found some of the $216,000 worth of meth inside the gas tank of a vehicle pulled over for speeding near I-10 and Bullard Avenue May 14, 2019. (Submitted photo)

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