82 pounds of meth seized in southeast Kansas

The KBI says the meth has an estimated street value of $3.7 million
82 Pounds Of Meth Seized In Southeast Kansas
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NEODESHA, Kan. – Authorities arrest two men after finding more than 82 pounds of meth in their vehicle.

Shortly before midnight on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, authorities pulled a vehicle over for speeding. Police and the 2006 Chevy Silverado stopped at 400 Main Street in Neodesha, Kansas.

According to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, Neodesha police established probable cause to search the vehicle. They found an excess of 82 pounds of methamphetamine. The KBI says the meth has an estimated street value of $3.7 million.

Police arrested the 19-year-old driver from Dallas, Texas for possession of methamphetamine with the intent to sell, possession of drug sale paraphernalia, and driving without a valid license.

They also arrested the passenger of the truck, a 19-year-old from Garland, Texas. They are requesting charges against him of possession of methamphetamine with the intent to sell, and possession of drug sale paraphernalia.

Authorities booked the two into the Wilson County, Kansas Jail.

The Wilson County Prosecutor’s Office has not yet filed official charges. Police are still investigating.

The Neodesha Police Department, Wilson County Sheriff’s Office and Kansas Bureau of Investigation are all involved in the case.

(KOAM’s policy is to not release names of suspects until official charges are filed. Some cases are unique and are treated as such.)