BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) -
Deputies with the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office seized 28 pounds of meth and arrested two people during a traffic stop on Interstate 10.
The bust happened near the Wilcox Road exit on Tuesday, January 9. Deputies say they found the drugs in a speaker box in the trunk of a white Kia Optima with Georgia plates.
Deputies said they noticed the speaker box felt heavier than it should. They used a handheld x-ray machine and found the drugs hidden inside the box.
Deputies said they also found a stolen gun in the car.
The driver, identified as Kevin Silva Tavares, told deputies that he and a passenger, identified as Jose Luis Arias Castillo, were on their way from Houston to Tampa.
Both men are charged with trafficking a controlled substance and receiving stolen property. They're being held without bond at the Baldwin County Corrections Center.
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