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Major Drug Bust Near Idaho Falls
Idaho Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) - Upwards to 1.2-million dollars worth of Methamphetamine and Cocaine was found in a U-Haul Truck near Idaho Falls over the weekend. That’s according to the Idaho State police who say that on Saturday March 9, 2013 at about 2:07 am, they stopped the truck on U.S. Highway 20 at milepost 311. The driver was identified as Sergio Javier Varela-Vallecillo 29 by his Honduras passport. The passenger was identified as Felicia Inez Varela 28, of Texas. During the traffic stop, there were discrepancies with the rental agreement and both occupants denied ownership of most of the property in the U-Haul.
A Bonneville County K-9 was dispatched to the traffic stop. The K-9 alerted on the U-Haul and during the search approximately 52 pounds of Methamphetamine and 27 pounds of Cocaine were located. Varela, and Varela-Vallecillo were both arrested and transported to the Bonneville County Jail. The jail staff alerted the Idaho State Police that Felicia Inez Varela had an additional 5 grams of Methamphetamine concealed on her person. Varela, and Varela-Vallecillo were both charged with Felony trafficking of Methamphetamine, and Cocaine. Felicia Inez Varela was also charged with Felony Introducing Methamphetamine into a correctional facility, and Varela-Vallecillo was charged with failure to purchase a drivers license.
The estimated street value of the Meth and Cocaine is about 1 to 1.2 million dollars, police say.