I-70 traffic stop leads to drug bust in Garfield County

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GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo. – Three people are in jail after a traffic stop on I-70 lead deputies to find a substantial amount of drugs within the vehicle.

At about 8:30 a.m. Saturday, a Garfield County Sheriff’s Corporal spotted a car that was weaving and adjusting speeds along eastbound I-70.

After pulling the vehicle over, authorities discovered that driver Pablo Rene Avalos was from out-of-state and was driving with a revoked license.

Avalos could not provide proof of insurance so deputies impounded the vehicle.

While authorities were taking inventory of the car, deputies said they found just over 2 kilograms of Methamphetamine in the vehicle.

“The total amount of drugs seized from the vehicle is estimated at a street value of $218,500,” according to Jennifer Kelly with the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office.

Avalos and passengers Ruben Dario Gonzalez and Alexis Montoya-Cezares were arrested and taken to Garfield County Jail.