Police say man had 132 pounds of meth in his car
by Rachel Gray
January 09, 2014 12:02 AM | 3003 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Jose Pineda
Jose Pineda
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SMYRNA — Cobb Police arrested a man Saturday who they say was driving on the East-West Connector with 132 pounds of methamphetamine in his car.

Jose Pineda, 21, was listed from Tallahassee, Fla., according to the warrant, but from Alpharetta according to the arrest report.

The warrant said at 1:24 a.m., Pineda was pulled over when his red Chevy Impala with a Tennessee license plate crossed both lines to the right and left of the lane.

According to officer reports in the warrant, that was when a Cobb police K9 dog alerted officers about something inside the car.

Concealed in 10 car batteries, placed in a suitcase in the back seat and in boxes in the trunk, was 132 pounds of what officials suspect was methamphetamine, “which tested positive during a roadside presumptive field test,” according to the warrant.

Pineda was charged with failure to maintain lane and a felony for trafficking methamphetamine. Pineda is in the Cobb jail and was not granted a bond.

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