Illegal Alien Had Children In His Car When Caught With Seven Pounds Of Meth

Illegal Alien Had Children In His Car When Caught With Seven Pounds Of Meth

SURRY COUNTY, NC (WXII) – A man and a woman were arrested after seven pounds of meth was found during a recent traffic stop, Surry County deputies said Thursday. The suspects’ two children also were in the vehicle, deputies said.

Ana Karen Bartolo, 26, and Elver Manuel Campos, 35, were each charged with three counts of trafficking methamphetamine and one count of maintaining a vehicle for the purpose of controlled substances. Both live in the same Yadkinville apartment, deputies said.

The traffic stop took place Nov. 22 on Highway 89 near Graceland Lane in Beulah following an investigation that involved Mount Airy police and deputies from Surry and Yadkin counties.

Just over a kilogram, or 2.2 pounds, of meth was found in the passenger compartment of the Chevrolet SUV, and another five pounds of meth was found in the back, deputies said. Deputies said they saw the suspects’ two children, ages 4 years and 7 months, when approaching the vehicle.

A search of the couple’s Yadkinville apartment led to small amounts of cocaine and meth, along with $8,000 in cash, deputies said.

Campos was held under an $812,000 secured bond in the Surry County Jail, while Bartolo’s bond was set at $750,000. Both are scheduled to appear in court Dec. 14.

The investigation continues, and more charges are expected, deputies said. Campos, who was previously deported, also had an immigration detainer filed against him, deputies said.

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