Police find 52 pounds of meth, arrest two after traffic stop
Shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday, the Idaho State Police conducted a traffic stop on U.S. 20 near Idaho Falls on a U-Haul truck that was failing to maintain its lane of travel. The driver was identified as Sergio Javier Varela-Vallecillo, 29, by his Honduras passport and the passenger was identified as Felicia Inez Varela, 28, by her Texas driver's license. During the traffic stop, officers said there were discrepancies with the rental agreement -- and both occupants reportedly denied owning most of the contents of the truck.
A Bonneville County K-9 was dispatched to the scene. The dog alerted on the U-Haul and, during the search, police say they discovered about 52 pounds of methamphetamine and 27 pounds of cocaine.
Varela, and Varela-Vallecillo were both arrested and booked into the Bonneville County Jail.
The jail staff alerted the Idaho State Police that Felicia Inez Varela had an additional five 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.
Police said he estimated street value of the Methamphetamine and Cocaine is approximately $1,000,000 to $1,200,000.