Sheriff’s deputies make $650,000 methamphetamine drug bust Share:Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Posted in Ellis County on February 07, 2016 by Staff Report Photo courtesy Ellis County Sheriff's Office. Ellis County Sheriff's deputies made a traffic stop on Jan. 21, 2016 that resulted in a methamphetamine drug bust with a street value of $650,000.ELLIS COUNTY — The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office announces the seizure of 14.3 pounds of methamphetamine, with an estimated street value of $650,000.The drug bust occurred as the result of a traffic stop near the 407-mile marker on northbound Interstate 35E at about 9:30 p.m. Jan. 21.Sheriff’s K-9 units Cpl. Mike McCorkle and Deputy Klinton Valley were on routine patrol when they observed a Ford Expedition traveling at an excessive speed and tailgating a vehicle in front of it.A traffic stop was made on the Expedition and contact was made with the male driver and a female passenger, with the deputies detecting possible criminal behavior from each of the vehicle’s occupants.The driver, identified as Nelson Guerra, 27, of Duncanville gave consent to a search of the vehicle. The Sheriff’s K-9 was deployed and alerted to the presence of contraband, with a subsequent search revealing a large amount of a white powder-like substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine.Guerra and the passenger, identified as Yurydia Jannet Rios, 27, of Seagoville were taken into custody and booked into Wayne McCollum Detention Center on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance, greater than 400 grams. Both have since been released on bonds of $50,000 each. You may also be interested in readingArmed robbery suspect on the loose; one arrestedConstable Jones arrested againECSO finally issues statement more than two weeks after controversial birth in jailWanted man apprehended by Sheriff’s OfficeChurch Pastor speaks out after DA accuses church and ECSO of favoritism following shootingJailer arrested for sex with inmate$600k meth bust in MidlothianConstable releases statement of innocence after arrestEllis County DA files motion to end attorney’s religious postsEllis County Grand Jury indicts former Somervell deputy ← COLUMN: Crime prevention services ECSO offersRed Oak man arrested for possession of child porn → You must log in to post a comment.