Two California men have been charged after they were stopped on I-44 with more than ten pounds of meth hidden in their vehicle on Sunday. 28-year-old Margarito Morales-Alvarez, and 38-year-old Jorge Armando Camacho-Sanchez, a citizen of Mexico living in California, were charged on Monday in federal court with the intent to distribute meth in Jasper County over the weekend.
Morales-Alvarez was stopped on I-44 in Jasper County by a state trooper. The trooper was suspicious because the pair could not say where they were going, or who their car belonged to. A K9 unit was brought in, which sniffed out five bags of meth hidden inside the speaker in the trunk. Morales-Alvarez later told investigators that they were on their way to Indiana to drop off the car.