73 pounds of cocaine taken in traffic stop

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PHELPS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – The Phelps County Sheriff’s Office made a large drug bust on I-44 last Thursday.  Authorities say they confiscated 73 pounds of cocaine hidden in a vehicle during traffic stop.

Deputies arrested 2 suspects, Monica Castillo and Erica Leon from Tucson Arizona.  Both have been charged with drug trafficking.

Authorities in Columbus, Ohio were alerted that the drugs were bound for their city, where two homes were searched.  That search resulted in the seizure of guns, money, drugs, and arrest of 5 individuals.