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West Covina Police Department
Sunday May 20th, 2018 :: 12:56 a.m. PDT


Traffic Stop leads to Arrest of Suspect in Possession of 60lbs of Methamphetamine

DATE OF RELEASE: May 20, 2018

On Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 1920 hours, West Covina Officers conducted a traffic stop on a Silver 2010 Nissan Rogue for a vehicle code violation in the area of Vincent Ave and the Interstate 10 Freeway in West Covina. During the course of the stop, methamphetamine was located under the driver’s seat of the vehicle. The driver was detained and a narcotic detection K9 was summoned to the scene. The K9 alerted on the vehicle, leading the officers to believe there was additional methamphetamine in the vehicle.

The vehicle was impounded and brought back to the police station where additional methamphetamine was located in two hidden compartments, one under the driver’s seat and one under the front passenger seat. The suspect, identified as Pedro Lopez (28 years old) of Paramount, was arrested and booked for possession of methamphetamine for sale and transporting narcotics in a hidden compartment. Bail was set at $1,000,000.

The total weight of methamphetamine was approximately 60 lbs. K9 Rye is the departments newest K9, and was field certified in narcotic detection in April 2018. This is Rye’s first narcotic detection since being field certified.

For more information, please call 626-939-8685 or 626-939-8557.

News Release issued by Sergeant Tim Rodgers, PIO, 626-404-4305 (cell).

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West Covina Police Department
Public Information Officer, Sergeant Tim Rodgers
1444 West Garvey Avenue
West Covina, CA 91790
626 939-8500

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West Covina Police Department
1444 W. Garvey Ave.
West Covina, CA 91791

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