Traffic stop led to discovery of over 115-pounds of meth worth $2.2-million
Sunsentinel.com, May 9, 2013
Last Friday evening, a "routine” traffic stop in east Polk County resulted in the largest seizure of meth in the county’s history, according to a news release from the Polk County Sheriff's Office.
When detectives pulled over a white Jeep Grand Cherokee in Frostproof, they found out that the driver and owner of the Jeep, Scott Robert Eargood, had a suspended license and a Hillsborough County warrant for a Violation of Parole charge, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Upon searching the Jeep, detectives found over $3,400 cash bundled in rubber bands and a “trap” that had been devised in the back of the Jeep containing some meth. Eargood and his passenger, 27-year-old Santos Zamora-Escobar, were both taken into custody, the release stated.
The detectives then visited the duo's Poinciana residence, where they reportedly found another “trap” inside the drywall of a bathroom in the home -- which contained 110 lbs. of meth.
That's a whole lotta meth.