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Arrests Yield 14 Pounds of Crystal Methamphetamine

A drug investigation leads to three arrests and the seizure of 14 pounds of Crystal Methamphetamine in Vanderburgh County.

Members of the Evansville/Vanderburgh County Drug Task Force, the D.E.A. and F.B.I. were involved in the joint investigation into an Arizona based drug trafficking organization.

21-year-old Leonel Quintana Beltran of Nogales, Mexico and 18-year-old Gerardo Mendoza Sanchez of Phoeniz, Arizona are facing charges of Dealing in Meth and Resisting Arrest.

60-year-old Eriberto Hernandez Ortega of Phoenix is facing a charge of Dealing in Meth.

More arrests are expected.

The estimated street value of the seized methamphetamine is $627,000.