What started as a speeding ticket turned into the discovery of a pound of methamphetamine by Prosser police.
A Prosser officer stopped Chevy pickup truck near Highway 22 and Market Street on Saturday evening for speeding, police said. Inside was a 29-year-old man driving, and two passengers, 24 and 20.
Police are not releasing the names of the men.
After learning the driver’s license was suspended and the pickup wasn’t registered to any of the men, officers impounded the truck. When they started inventorying the contents, they found six pills in an open bottle in the center console.
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The two passengers were released at the scene.
The vehicle and the driver were taken back to the police station, where the driver was released after he was cited for driving without a license and told he may face charges because of the pills.
After officers received a search warrant to get the medication, they discovered nearly a pound of methampetamine, worth about $6,300, in a hidden compartment in the center console, police said.