Authorities today said they seized enough meth to keep every trailer park in America humming for at least a year.
Agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Drug Enforcement Administration along with El Monte and Santa Monica police too 160 pounds of redneck crack off the streets in a massive operation last night.
The meth could be worth $6 million on the street, according to feds. The whole ring seemed to unravel after ...
... authorities stopped and questioned 25-year-old Alan Tamayo-Montoya, an alleged meth runner for the crew. Agents said he was arrested in the parking lot of a Van Nuys mall.
His bosses, we presume, aren't too happy with him right now.
Search warrants were served last night and - lo and behold -- the meth was found in what authorities described as "large-scale" meth labs in homes in Van Nuys and Pomona, according to ICE.
The stuff's so toxic, according to an ICE statement, that ...
... it took specially-trained officers with LA IMPACT's Clandestine Lab Team until late Thursday to dismantle both operations and remove any hazardous materials.
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Claude Arnold, special agent in charge for Homeland Security Investigations in L.A:
Drug making operations like this are a major public safety menace. First, stockpiling volatile chemicals in residential areas is a disaster waiting to happen.
Our friend Tamayo was jailed in lieu of $2 million bond. He'll have to talk to a judge Monday regarding the allegation that he had meth for sale.