Colorado State Patrol make a traffic stop, seize 76 pounds of meth.

The traffic stop was made on I-70 near the tiny town of Loma just west of Grand Junction. The bust was made Thursday morning. According to the CSP press release, a K-9 unit pulled over the Honda Ridgeline with Minnesota plates for a left lane violation. After the stop, the K-9 detected narcotics in the truck. During a search of the vehicle 76 one-pound bundles of methamphetamine were discovered.

The driver was from Phoenix Arizona. Louis Leon said he was driving from Phoenix to Denver. The part of the story I don't understand is Leon claimed the purpose of his trip was to “hopefully buy some religious books.” Huh? He was arrested and taken to the Mesa County Jail. Plenty of "religious book" reading time may be in his future as he faces charges of unlawful possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.

Credit: KJCT-8, Colorado State Patrol