Man arrested after 50 lbs of meth found in vehicle in Catawba County

Man arrested after 50 lbs of meth found in vehicle in Catawba County
(Source: Catawba County Sheriff's Office)
(Source: Catawba County Sheriff's Office)
(Source: Catawba County Sheriff's Office)
(Source: Catawba County Sheriff's Office)

CATAWBA COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - A Texas man was arrested in Catawba County Wednesday after deputies say they found 50 lbs of methamphetamine in his vehicle during a traffic stop.

According to the report, Christopher Bryan Salvador Martinez, 41, was pulled over for a traffic violation. While talking to him, deputies found probable cause to believe there were narcotics in the vehicle.

That's when the deputies found the 50 lbs of crystal methamphetamine.

Marinez was arrested and charged with two felony counts of trafficking methamphetamine. Officials say he was also wanted on separate charges in another state but did say what those charges were.

He was taken to the Catawba County Detention Center and placed under a $150,000 bond on the drug charges and denied bond on the fugitive warrants.

Investigators say additional charges may be coming.

No further information has been released.

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