Sheriff’s deputies stop vehicle with $70K worth of meth inside

WICHITA, Kansas — The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Department making a significant meth bust early Saturday.

It happened at 3:17 a.m. in the 19900 block of West Highway 54.

Deputies stopped a woman for a traffic violation.

They conducted a search of her vehicle and found two packages containing three pounds of methamphetamine.

“It is a terrific seizure,” said Lt. David Mattingly, Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Department. “She was passing through the city.”

The driver, a 32-year-old Arizona woman, was booked for possession with intent to sell methamphetamine.

The street value of the meth is estimated to be between $60,000 to $70,000 according to Mattingly. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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