$1.5 million worth of meth disguised as candy seized during traffic stop

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – During a traffic stop on Thursday, March 29, 82 pounds of meth, estimated to be worth $1.5 million, was seized in Jefferson County, Alabama, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says.

Officers from the Sheriff’s Highway Safety Unit stopped a Honda for irregular driving on 1-59/20 near mile marker 104. The driver granted consent for the vehicle to be searched during the traffic stop. 

The Sheriff’s Office says a large bag containing several smaller bags of Mexican candy was found in the trunk of the vehicle. Upon closer examination it was found that the packages contained methamphetamine, not candy.

The driver of the car, identified by the Sheriff’s Office as 56-year-old Robert Fields of Memphis, Tenn., was arrested and charged with trafficking methamphetamine.

He will remain in the Jefferson County jail on $200,000 bond.  

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