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Woman Arrested After Cops Discover 100 Pounds of Meth Hidden In Sodas and Candy

August 26, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Woman Arrested After Cops Discover 100 Pounds of Meth Hidden In Sodas and Candy

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A Texas woman is being held on one million dollar bond in Baldwin County, Alabama after she was arrested for allegedly trafficking meth packaged in sports drinks and lollipops.

According to Alabama authorities, Graciela Mora, 43 years old was pulled over last week during a routine traffic stop for failing to use her blinker on Interstate 65, just north of Mobile

As the trooper issued her a ticket, they noticed several cases of soft drinks or sports drinks on the back seat, and large quantity of snacks and candy, including bags of lollipops.

However, hidden within the 64 pounds of beverages, and 43 pounds of candy and snacks, were various levels of methamphetamines.

The discovery quickly transformed the routine traffic stop turned into a major narcotics case, with State Bureau of Investigation narcotics officers arriving on-scene to do a field test and bag the products as evidence.

The candy coated meth and other drug laced products were put on display at the Baldwin County Sheriff’s office in Bay Minette.

Mora was booked and taken Baldwin County jail charged with trafficking in methamphetamine. The judge set the bond at $1,000,000.

Authorities have not released any additional information, includingthe woman’s immigration status, affiliations in Texas or where she was transporting the meth-laced goodies.

The products are being tested at a state lab for the level or concentration of meth.

The  Secretary of Law Enforcement Spencer Collier used the bust for political leverage and appealed to the public to contact Alabama political representatives and urge them to vote against budget cuts to the State’s law enforcement agency.

“Alabama State Troopers patrol the roadways of Alabama every day and frequently encounter drivers with narcotics and other illegal items. This discovery is particularly troubling because of the large amounts of methamphetamines that have been concealed in packaging that targets children.”

And in using this bust to make his case, Spencer appealed to voters to make phone calls to their Representatives or Senators. “Alabama State Troopers protect the citizens of Alabama and proposed legislative budget cuts of 22 to 47 percent will have a detrimental effect on our agency,” he said.

“We ask that citizens contact their legislators and ask them to support Governor Bentley’s solution to the budget crisis and put our state on a strong path forward,” Collier said.

 

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