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Two California men were arrested Thursday on Interstate 70 on suspicion of drug and forgery charges after more than 660 grams of methamphetamine reportedly was found in their vehicle, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office.

Lloyd Lester Jose Cordova, 32, and passenger Shahram Malakooti, 31, were arrested near milemarker 15 on eastbound I-70 near Loma on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and several felony fraud charges when a drug detection dog triggered deputies to inspect the Ford Explorer, according to copies of Cordova and Malakooti’s arrest affidavits.

During the vehicle inspection, deputies reportedly found financial scanning devices, financial card making devices and credit cards with different names on them.

A make-up bag under the front passenger seat reportedly had four plastic baggies containing suspected methamphetamine and numerous baggies also containing suspected methamphetamine were found submerged in liquid inside a McDonald’s cup on the center console, the affidavits said.

The weight of the methamphetamine inside the vehicle was 663.6 grams, the affidavits said.

Cordova, the driver of the Ford Explorer, was additionally arrested on suspicion of identity theft, driving under restraint and a lane signaling violation.

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