I-70 traffic stop leads to drug bust in Garfield County

Driver of the car Pablo Rene Avalos (Garfield County Sheriff's Office)

Driver of the car Pablo Rene Avalos (Garfield County Sheriff's Office)

GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo. – Three people are in jail after a traffic stop on I-70 lead deputies to find a substantial amount of drugs within the vehicle.

At about 8:30 a.m. Saturday, a Garfield County Sheriff’s Corporal spotted a car that was weaving and adjusting speeds along eastbound I-70.

After pulling the vehicle over, authorities discovered that driver Pablo Rene Avalos was from out-of-state and was driving with a revoked license.

Avalos could not provide proof of insurance so deputies impounded the vehicle.

While authorities were taking inventory of the car, deputies said they found just over 2 kilograms of Methamphetamine in the vehicle.

“The total amount of drugs seized from the vehicle is estimated at a street value of $218,500,” according to Jennifer Kelly with the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office.

Avalos and passengers Ruben Dario Gonzalez and Alexis Montoya-Cezares were arrested and taken to Garfield County Jail.