Broken tail light leads Colorado Springs police to $46K in meth

Posted at 8:17 AM, Jul 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-07 13:13:55-04

A police officer who stopped a vehicle for faulty tail lights and a registration violation ended up seizing more than $46,000 in meth, police said.

The traffic stop happened Wednesday around 4:30 p.m. on Galley Road, near Mitchell High School, in Colorado Springs.

"During the traffic contact, it was learned the driver of the vehicle was in possession of a large quantity of illegal narcotics and two firearms," Colorado Springs police said. "The passenger of the vehicle was also found to be wanted on an unrelated misdemeanor warrant."

Police said the illegal narcotics are suspected to be methamphetamine with an estimated street value of more than $46,000.

The passenger, 30-year-old Christina Alemna, was arrested on the outstanding warrant, police said.

The driver, 41-year-old Stephen Bass, was arrested on suspicion of possession of weapons by previous offender, possession of schedule II narcotics with intent and special offenses, police said.


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