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K9 In Eagle County Helps Find 30 Pounds Of Meth Inside Truck

By Danielle Chavira

AVON, Colo. (CBS4) - Authorities in Eagle County seized 30 pounds of methamphetamine during a traffic stop on May 25. The Eagle County Sheriff's Office and the Vail Police Department stopped a vehicle on Interstate 70 near Avon.

Avon Drug Stop 3 (drugs and gun on hood of truck, from Eagle County SO tweet)
(credit: Eagle County Sheriff)

They say the suspect was following another vehicle too closely.

Avon Drug Stop 1 (Jesus Omar Atondo Arrellanes, from Eagle County SO)
Jesus Omar Atondo Arrellanes (credit: Eagle County Sheriff)

Investigators say they contacted the driver, Jesus Omar Atondo Arrellanes, and a passenger, Jesus Manuel Cecena Portillo. They used a K9 to search the vehicle which alerted to the back of the truck. They say they found the drugs inside of a spare tire. and an illegally concealed handgun.

Avon Drug Stop 2 (Jesus Manuel Cecena Portillo, from Eagle County SO)
Jesus Manuel Cecena Portillo (credit: Eagle County Sheriff)

Arrellanes, 27 of Arizona, faces numerous charges including possession of a controlled substance. He's being held on a $100,000 bond.

Portillo, 24 of Arizona, is also being held on a $100,000 bond for charges including carrying a concealed weapon.


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