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Arizona man caught with more than 2 pounds of crystal meth in Cincinnati, police say

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Posted at 3:33 PM, Oct 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-25 16:58:26-04

CINCINNATI -- Police arrested a man who they said had more than 2 pounds of crystal methamphetamine Monday night.

Luis Higuera, 27, of Phoenix, Arizona, was driving a car with 2.64 pounds of crystal meth, police said in a news release. He was charged with drug possession, drug trafficking, weaving and driving under suspension.

Investigators from the Cincinnati Police Department Gang Enforcement Squad said they learned several men were taking a "large amount" of crystal meth into Cincinnati.

Working with officers from the ATF and District 2 Violent Crimes Squad, they located the suspects at the Speedway gas station at US-50 and Stanley Avenue.

The suspects were in two cars, and the tail car began driving erratically in an attempt to lure police away from the car with the drugs, according to police. The officers ignored that car and stopped the lead car driven by Higuera.

Higuera told the officers where the meth was in the vehicle, according to police. Officers estimated the drugs were worth more than $39,000.

Higuera's bond was set at $411,000 Tuesday morning.