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Region 8 police arrest man with 10lbs. of meth in hidden compartment of SUV

Luis Raul Flores      Provided by White Co. Sheriff's Dept. Luis Raul Flores Provided by White Co. Sheriff's Dept.

WHITE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) – A Texas man is behind bars after police say they found him carrying 10 pounds of meth in the secret compartment of his SUV.

The traffic stop happened on Highway 67/167 Friday evening in White County.

According to the White County Sheriff's Department, deputies pulled over Luis Raul Flores on a traffic stop. During the stop a K-9 unit gave a positive alert for controlled substance.

Police then found a hidden compartment inside the SUV that contained about 10 pounds of suspected meth in the form of ice, valued at $453,000 on the streets.

Flores was then taken into federal custody and is being charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

Officers from the Central Arkansas Drug Task Force, Arkansas State Police, and Arkansas Highway Police assisted in the arrest.

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