Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputies stopped two men from New Mexico traveling through Arizona with a total of six pounds of methamphetamine, five of which were concealed in a box of Pop Tarts.
According to YCSO, on May 31, Eduardo Villalobos-Pizarro, 35, and Edgar Rivera-Prieto, 39, were driving above the speed limit on Interstate 17 near State Route 169 in a green 2006 GMC Sierra when a deputy stopped them. The truck also weaved into the shoulder at least twice, the deputy said.
The deputy reported that after he stopped them, Villalobos and Rivera seemed extremely nervous. The deputy searched the car and found a 1-pound plastic bundle of meth and an additional 5 pounds of meth packaged in a box of Pop Tarts.
YCSO said the suspects denied any connection to the drugs but Rivera blurted out an expletive when the deputy opened the Pop Tart box.
The suspects were booked at the Camp Verde Detention Center on charges including transportation-sale of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. They remain in custody and there is a $150,000 bond set for each.