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Mexico man arrested on suspicion of trafficking 128 pounds of meth

PHOENIX — A federal grand jury last week indicted a 20-year-old man from Mexico for attempting to distribute methamphetamine in Arizona, according to the Arizona federal prosecutor’s office.

Rudy Vazquez Cervantes’ car was loaded with more than 128 pounds of methamphetamine, his office said Friday. He allegedly hid the drug under the floor between the back seat and trunk of the car.

Convictions for possessing and selling methamphetamine carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, the agency said. This includes a $1 million fine and lifelong supervised release.

Methamphetamine is the number one drug threat in the state, According to the Arizona Drug Trafficking District.

In addition, stimulants highest contributor In 2019, he died from an overdose in Maricopa and Pima counties. A total of 670 residents of these counties died from methamphetamine overdoses that year.

More recent research from american addiction center Phoenix and Mesa have the highest levels of methamphetamine found in the entire United States

Cervantes is from Mexicali, the capital of Baja California, Mexico.

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