Another big highway drug bust this week, in far western Iowa. The state patrol says it was about an hour after sunrise Tuesday morning when they stopped a 2002 Chevy pickup for speeding on Interstate 80 about the seventeen-mile marker. When the officer got permission to search the vehicle, he had it taken to a garage to do a thorough inspection, complete with the aid of a drug-sniffing dog. They had to take the truck apart to get out the fifty-two pounds of methamphetamine that turned up after the dog signaled a find. 41-year-old Simitrio Aviles of California’s being held in the Pottawattamie County jail and his meth’s being estimated at two-point-nine million dollars street value.
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