CHARLESTON, W.Va. — An investigation into a multi-state drug ring is believed to have led to the largest-ever single seizure of methamphetamine in Southern West Virginia, according to federal authorities.
About 13 pounds of methamphetamine was recovered inside the spare tire of a vehicle parked outside a Huntington hotel on March 18, according to court documents. A source close to the investigation said that is the largest amount of meth recovered at one time in the Southern District of West Virginia.
About a week later, on Saturday, law enforcement officials in South Charleston pulled over two women whom they say were driving from Los Angeles. Nearly 6 pounds of meth was recovered in the stop, according to charging documents filed against the women.
In all, eight people have been charged in federal court in Charleston with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
The total street value of the meth seized in the two busts is close to $1 million, the source estimated.
Jose Alonso Morales, also known as “A,” Miguel Tafolla-Montoya, Miguel Alejandro Robles-Ibarra and Marcos Antonio Bojorquez-Rojas were charged last week…