Region 8 man arrested after police find meth in car

Source: Lawrence County Sheriff's Office
Source: Lawrence County Sheriff's Office

LAWRENCE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) – A Batesville man is behind bars after Lawrence County Sheriff's deputies found meth in his car and learned he was in the country illegally.

According to the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office, Alejandro Montoya, 37, was taken into custody after deputies searched his car and found several baggies of meth ice, a 9mm pistol, ammunition, and nearly $1,800 in cash.

Montoya told deputies that he delivered meth for the Mexican Drug cartel La Familia.

He's being charged with possession of a controlled substance, distribution of a controlled substance, simultaneous possession of drugs and a firearm, no driver's license, no insurance, and no vehicle license.

He was taken to the Lawrence County Jail.  Immigration and Customs was contacted and a hold was placed on him for deportation back to Mexico.

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