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Man pulled over for minor infractions found with 28 pounds of meth

The suspect was reported to be in the country illegally and is being held without bond.
Credit: Troup County Sheriff's Office
David Chavez-Ortiz

They stopped him for an obstructed tag and following too closely. What deputies didn't know when they pulled over David Chavez-Ortiz was that he was trafficking several pounds of a deadly drug.

Troup County reported that they found 28 pounds of methamphetamine in the passenger compartment when a K-9 unit sniffed the drug out after the I-85 traffic stop around 8 a.m. Dec. 6. Chavez-Ortiz was also found to be an illegal immigrant and was driving without a valid drivers license.

He was ultimately charged on the various infractions as well as trafficking meth and is sitting in Troup County jail with no bond.