Kathy Newbould, provided to the Post Independent
Colorado State Patrol arrested a man after finding more than 100 pounds of methamphetamine in his minivan Monday.

A traffic stop along Interstate 70 through Glenwood Springs turned into a massive drug bust when Colorado State Patrol troopers found 100 pounds of methamphetamine in a Honda minivan.

The arresting trooper observed the driver, identified as Edgar Esquivel-Tecalco, 33, of California, making multiple traffic violations headed eastbound on I-70 just after noon Monday, according to CSP spokesperson Josh Lewis.

The driver allegedly “exhibited signs of criminal activity, gave consent to search his vehicle,” Lewis said. The search revealed numerous packages of the illicit drug, weighing in at more than 100 pounds.

“The suspect has since been taken into custody,” Lewis said.

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