Traffic Stop Uncovered $3.7M in Drugs, Police Say

Officers searched car after the driver avoided eye contact
By Bob Cronin,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 23, 2020 7:00 PM CST
Driver May Have Been Nervous Because of $3.7M in Drugs
The drugs found in a car during a traffic stop in Arizona were worth almost $3.7 million on the street, the Mohave County Sheriff's Department said.   (Mohave County Sheriff's Department)

Officers making a traffic stop on Interstate 15 in Arizona noticed the driver "would not make eye contact with deputies and appeared extremely nervous," ABC reports. So they called for a drug-sniffing dog that, the Mohave County Sheriff's Department report said, sniffed drugs—almost $3.7 million worth. The payload included 66 pounds of a liquid substance that tested positive for methamphetamine, six bricks of a white powder that tested positive for cocaine, 2.2 pounds of a substance that tested positive for MDMA and 1,000 packages of candy-infused THC products, the sheriff's office said.

The driver, Logan Lewis Pederson, 30, of Sandy, Utah, was arrested this week and charged with six felonies, per the Verde Independent. He's being held in an adult detention facility on $300,000 bail. (Read more drug bust stories.)

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