Sierra Vista police make large meth bust - Tucson News Now

Sierra Vista police make large meth bust

David Luna, Jr. (Source: SVPD) David Luna, Jr. (Source: SVPD)

SIERRA VISTA (Tucson News Now) - A tip, a traffic stop, and a sniff test have led to the arrest of a man for nearly 100 grams worth of methamphetamine.

Sierra Vista Police's CommunityResponse Team got a tip earlier this month, and they began surveillance at the home of David Luna Jr., 58, on School Drive.  They made a traffic stop after seeing him speeding and failing to signal for a left turn.

Detectives say they noticed an open bottle of beer on the floorboard of Luna's vehicle and began a DUI investigation.  That's when a K-9 officer sniffed the air and alerted on the scent of an illegal drug inside the vehicle.  Detectives found 14.6grams of methamphetamine worth $1,400.

CRTdetectives later found more than 78 grams of meth at his home after serving a search warrant. They also found numerous items used for the packaging and selling methamphetamine and $6,500 in cash.

Luna is charged with: possession of dangerous drugs,possession of dangerous drugs for sale, transportation of dangerous drugs for sale, possession of drug paraphernalia, money laundering and misconduct involving weapons.

He was booked into the Cochise County Jail and is being heldon $150,000 bond. 

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