Contributed Photo/Courtesy GCSO: Victor Ramirez was apprehended with two pounds of methamphetamine after being pulled over for a traffic violation July 6.
By Jon Johnson
SAFFORD – A traffic violation led to the seizure of two pounds of methamphetamine July 6.
According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the driver, Victor Ramirez, 42, was eastbound on U.S. Highway 70 near milepost 304 – which is between Bylas and Fort Thomas – when a DPS trooper noticed Ramirez was allegedly weaving across lanes of traffic.
Ramirez was pulled over on suspicion of driving while intoxicated but during the trooper’s interaction with him, it became apparent that Ramirez was actually under the influence of some type of drug. Ramirez was then arrested for DUI-drug.
A subsequent search of Ramirez’s vehicle led to the discovery of two pounds of methamphetamine, worth approximately $16,000 to $20,000 wholesale locally. The trooper also located a handgun and drug paraphernalia.
Ramirez was then booked into the Graham County Adult Detention Facility on charges of DUI-drug, possession of a dangerous drug, possession of a dangerous drug for sale, misconduct involving weapons, and possession of drug paraphernalia.