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Scottsbluff Police seized 160 grams of methamphetamine and more than a two pounds marijuana during a traffic stop on New Year’s Eve.

Francisco Camacho Jr., 29, has been charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver, a Class III felony; and possession of a methamphetamine, a Class IB felony. He was arraigned on the charges Friday.

According to an arrest affidavit, Scottsbluff Police stopped a vehicle with its headlight out at about 7:15 p.m. on Dec. 31 in the 1200 block of Tenth Avenue. The officer made contact with Camacho and he reported he could smell the odor of burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle.

The officer asked Camacho to exit the vehicle. He searched Camacho, finding a quantity of a green leafy substance in the front breast pocket of a shirt Camacho was wearing.

A second officer arrived on scene and Camacho’s vehicle was searched. The officer allegedly found a plastic bag with a white-crystal like substance inside the vehicle’s driver door panel. Officers arrested Camacho and continued a search of the vehicle.

In the additional search, officers located a large plastic bag with a crystal-like substance underneath the front center seat console and two large plastic bags with a green leafy substance inside a plastic tub in the truck bed of the vehicle. Officers also found drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.

As a result of the search, officers seized marijuana, weighing more than two pounds, and 160 grams of methamphetamine.

If convicted of the charges, Camacho faces a sentence of 20 years to life on the methamphetamine charge. He could receive possible imprisonment of one to 20 years imprisonment, a $25,000 fine, or both on the marijuana charge.

He is being held on a $500,000 bond, with a 10-percent provision. He is next scheduled to appear in Scotts Bluff County Court for a Jan. 16 preliminary hearing.








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