Over $60K In Meth Found During Traffic Stop In SW OKC

Monday, January 26th 2015, 2:06 pm
By: News 9

Over $60,000 in methamphetamine is off the streets after a traffic stop on the southwest side of the metro last week.

An Oklahoma County Sheriff's deputy made the stop last Thursday. According to the sheriff's office, the deputy noticed a pickup truck weaving in and out of its lane on I-240 before he initiated the traffic stop.

The deputy said the driver, 38-year-old Zully Penate, was acting nervous while he was speaking with her and she gave him permission to search the vehicle. K9 officer Cairo, who's no stranger to big time drug busts, was used to conduct an open-air sniff around the pickup where he eventually made a positive hit on the vehicle.

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After searching inside of the truck the deputy found multiple cellophane-wrapped bundles of crystal meth tucked inside of a box in the backseat. The total weight of the drugs was approximately 5.2 pounds.

Penate was booked into the Oklahoma County Jail on one count of Trafficking Methamphetamine and one count of Improper Lane Use. She was released on Jan. 24 after posting $25,500 bail.


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