By the News-Times team

YORK — The York County Sheriff’s Department seized 61 pounds of methamphetamine Tuesday, Feb. 15 during a traffic stop on Interstate 80 at Mile 346, two miles west of the Bradshaw exit.

A York County deputy and his dog, Loki, discovered the large amount of narcotics.

York County Sheriff‘s Department investigator Alex Hildebrand said around 12:23 a.m. Tuesday the deputy stopped a 2016 Ford F-350 van truck traveling eastbound on Interstate 80 for a code violation. of the road.

“During the contact, the deputy began to suspect that the sole male occupant of the vehicle was involved in criminal activity,” Investigator Hildebrand said. “The deputy deployed his police service dog, Loki, to the vehicle where the dog alerted and reported the smell of controlled substances coming from inside the rear of the truck. A probable cause search was performed on the vehicle and resulted in the discovery of 61 pounds of methamphetamine.

The driver was arrested and the vehicle impounded.

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Hildebrand said the driver’s name and other information regarding the situation is being held pending further investigation by authorities.

York County Sheriff Paul Vrbka said he was told the market value of the seized methamphetamine was approximately $439,000.

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