BENSALEM, PA – On Saturday, police arrested Jerimias Donis-Garcia, 54, during a traffic stop, which was the culmination of a lengthy investigation.
Drug-sniffing dogs alerted to the backseat of his 2002 Chevy Trailblazer, where eight kilos of methamphetamine were discovered in a hidden, booby-trapped compartment underneath the rear seats, according to police.
The meth has an estimated street value of $1.6 million.
During a Monday press conference Bensalem Public Safety Director Fred Harran stated:
It’s really a great case working with our federal partners, working with the DEA, utilizing K9, utilizing police mechanics, to find these drugs. If we would have stopped this car, obtained a search warrant, and not been able to bring in mechanics or a dog, there are chances we would not have found it. And I don’t know how many deaths have been caused by these drugs hitting the streets.
Donis-Garcia has been charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. He is currently being held at the Bucks County Correctional Facility on $1.5 million bail.