State Trooper finds 15 pounds of meth in a mini-van's hidden compartment

A traffic stop on Highway 81 south of Norfolk led to the discovery of approximately 15 pounds of methamphetamine. Around 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 3, 2005, troopers stopped a 1995 Plymouth mini-van for speeding. Written consent was given to search the vehicle. An NSP K-9 aiding in the search indicated the presence of drugs. A search of the mini-van resulted in the discovery of some 15 lbs of methamphetamine in a hidden compartment located in the rear passenger-cargo area.

53-year-old Raul Jimenez, of St. Paul, Minnesota was lodged in the Norfolk County Jail on a charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance With the Intent to Deliver. The methamphetamine has a street value estimated at $240,000.

Source: Nebraska State Patrol

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