Deputies allege Las Vegas man was taking meth to Caldwell

April 26, 2013 

A Nevada man reportedly had nearly three pounds of methamphetamine with him when Ada County sheriff's deputies pulled him over this week.

Jose Elias Carrillo, 25, of Las Vegas, was arraigned Thursday on a felony charge of trafficking meth. He is being held in the Ada County Jail on $300,000 bond, according to a news release from the sheriff's office.

Just before 11 a.m. Wednesday on westbound Interstate 84 near Orchard Street, deputies pulled over a Ford minivan for speeding and for crossing over the fog lane, the release states. The driver was Carrillo. Deputies searched the vehicle with a K-9 drug dog, which alerted on the minivan.

According to the release, deputies allegedly found three packages under a front seat cushion that contained a little more than 2.75 pounds of meth.

Deputies believe Carrillo was heading to Caldwell to deliver the meth, the release states.

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