Published March 01, 2013
Traffic stop in Centralia leads to large meth seizureCHELSEA KROTZER/Staff writer
Routine traffic stops in Centralia Thursday morning lead to the seizure of methamphetamine and more than $100,000 according to a news release. Centralia Police Department's Anti-crime Team first stopped a silver Toyota as part of a search warrant. Officers later found more than $111,000 inside the door panels of the vehicle. Officers also stopped a dark-colored Ford Explorer north of Centralia near the Thurston and Lewis County line where officers found "numerous pounds of methamphetamine," the release said. The arrest led to the arrest of two Mexican nationals, a 34-year-old Centralia man and a 37-year-old Rochester man. The traffic stops were part of an ongoing investigation involving the Centralia Police Department and Tacoma-area Narcotics Task Fore.