A drug-sniffing police dog zeroed in on a rear wheel of a pulled-over car in Eagle County and authorities seized about 21 pounds of suspected methamphetamine and 1.2 pounds of alleged oxycodone pills.
The traffic stop and subsequent drug bust happened just before noon Wednesday on Interstate 70 near the Eagle interchange, according to a sheriff’s office news release.
Deputies with a Gore Range narcotics team were on traffic patrol when they spotted a silver BMW with an Arizona license plate, the release said. The driver was allegedly speeding and drifting in and out of the lane.
The vehicle was stopped near the Eagle exit and occupants “gave their consent to have the vehicle and its contents searched,” the sheriff’s office said.
Zane, the drug-sniffing dog, went to work and alerted his team partners.
“Deputies searched further and discovered a duffle bag belonging to the driver. Contents of the bag included several baseball gloves, cleats, and a bag doused in suspected essential oils with $1,000 of neatly bundled cash, several neatly packaged bags of a white substance, and two green packages,” the release said.
Jesus Camargo Corrales, 25, of Arizona, faces multiple felony drug charges including distribution of methamphetamine and distribution of oxycodone. His bond is set at $75,000.
Two passengers in the BMW were released after interviews with investigators. The drug team is staffed by the sheriff’s office and the Vail Police Department.
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