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New York State Police bust pair with 22 pounds of meth

January 26, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
New York State Police bust pair with 22 pounds of meth

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Two people in Lake Success, New York were taken into custody after officers discovered over 22 pounds of meth inside their Jeep on the Northern State Parkway on Saturday.

According to Patch.com, troopers pulled over a Jeep Grand Cherokee for speeding and insufficient taillights just before 8 pm.

An investigation led to the seizure of over a million dollars worth of meth inside the car.

Francisco Roman Parra Perez, 27, and 26-year-old Sandra Cardenas Parra, both of Phoenix, Arizona, have each been charged with one count of second-degree possession of a controlled substance and third-degree possession of a controlled substance.

Both suspects were arrested after police found more than 22 pounds of methamphetamine inside their Jeep on the Northern State Parkway Saturday night, New York State Police said.

Both sets of charges are felonies.

Perez and Para are in custody pending arraignment at First District Court in Hempstead.

“This investigation resulted in the removal of a large quantity of a drug that was destined for the streets of Nassau County, with an estimated street value of $1.3 million,” New York State Police Maj. David Candelaria stated.

“The New York State Police and our partners will continue to attack the trafficking of dangerous narcotics into our communities.”

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