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State troopers have seized what is believed to be the largest amount of methamphetamine in state law enforcement history, Arkansas State Police announced on Thursday.Screen_Shot_2015-04-02_at_3_46_26_PM_t635

A state trooper on Monday noticed a tractor-trailer parked on the eastbound shoulder near Kerr Road and Interstate 40 and approached to check the driver’s well-being.

The driver gave the trooper permission to inspect the cargo trailer, where they discovered 276 pounds of methamphetamine in both liquid and crystal form, with an estimated street value of $10 million, Arkansas State Police spokesman Bill Sadler said in a news release.

The driver, 53-year-old Javier Leon-Garcia of Moreno, Calif., was charged with trafficking a controlled substance and is being held in Lonoke County jail without bail, Sadler said.

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