Press Conference: Today, Monday, January 27, 2020, at 2:00 PM in Phoenix at AZDPS

Press Conference: Today, Monday, January 27, 2020, at 2:00 PM in Phoenix at AZDPS

Trooper’s traffic stop leads to 362 lb. meth seizure, largest in AZDPS history
Monday, January 27, 2020
– For Immediate Release –

Press Conference:

Trooper’s Traffic Stop Leads to 362 lb. Meth Seizure, Largest in AZDPS History

   

Date: Monday, January 27, 2020

Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Public Service Center (PSC) Suite E80 (Studio)
     2222 West Encanto Blvd Phoenix AZ 85009
     *Enter at southeast vehicle gate
      Push intercom button to communicate and check in with security

 

Media should confirm attendance at: pio_unit@azdps.gov

 

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Trooper’s Traffic Stop Leads to 362 lb. Meth Seizure, Largest in AZDPS History

Trooper’s Traffic Stop Leads to 362 lb. Meth Seizure, Largest in AZDPS History

An additional 88 lb. of meth were seized the same day during a traffic stop in southern Arizona
Monday, January 27, 2020
– For Immediate Release –

Mohave County, Arizona — On Friday, January 24, 2020, an Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) trooper stopped a vehicle on Interstate 15 just south of Littlefield. During the course of the stop, the trooper requested a Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Deputy to assist.

 

Cause was developed and a subsequent search revealed 362 pounds of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $4.1 million.

 

The driver and passenger, wife and husband, were identified as 52-year-old Julie Jeannie Mason of Burlington, Iowa and 38-year-old Maurius Montez Mason of Peoria, Illinois. They were arrested for possession of a dangerous drug and transportation of a dangerous drug. The suspects were booked into Mesquite, Nevada Police Detention.

 

This is the largest, single meth seizure in AZDPS history. 

 

Pinal County — Earlier the same day, a trooper working in the Casa Grande area stopped a vehicle on Interstate 10 near McCartney Rd. During a subsequent search of the vehicle, the trooper located 88 pounds of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $998,000.

 

The driver and passenger, identified as 26-year-old Roxana Juarez and 22-year-old Jesus Valenzuela of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, were arrested for possession of a dangerous drug. The suspects were booked into the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office Jail in Florence.

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Silver Alert Active – Christina Hernandez

Silver Alert Active – Christina Hernandez

Alert Status: 
Active
Preliminary Information of Missing Subject: 
Christina Hernandez, 84 yrs-old, 5′ 02″, 124 lbs, brown hair, and hazel eyes. Last seen on 1/15/2020 in the area of N. 9th St and E Taylor St, in Phoenix. Christina has a medical condition that may cause confusion and getting lost easily. Christina is believed to have left on foot with her walker. There is no known clothing description. This is the jurisdiction of Phoenix PD.
Investigating Agency (if in Arizona): 
Phoenix Police Department
Date Subject Went Missing: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 – 1:01am
Last known location: 
N. 9th St and E. Taylor St
Phoenix, AZ 85006

United States

Point of Contact (Name): 
Dispatch
Point of Contact (Number): 
(602) 262-6151
Missing Subject’s Full Name: 
Christina Hernandez
Vehicle State/License Plate : 
N/A
Missing Subject: 
Release Date: 
Monday, January 27, 2020
Vehicle Make & Model: 
N/A
DOB: 
Thursday, August 8, 1935
Vehicle Color: 
N/A
Gender: 
Female
Vehicle Year: 
N/A
Height: 
5′ 02″
Weight: 
124 lbs
Hair Color: 
Brown
Eye Color: 
Hazel
Race: 
White

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