Wednesday, June 16, 2010 | 9:33 a.m.
Boulder City Police seized 5 pounds of methamphetamine during a traffic stop Tuesday night and arrested a 40-year-old man in connection with attempting to transport a controlled substance.
Francisco Javier Moncada was booked into the Clark County Detention Center, where he is being held on $10,000 bail.
Officers stopped the 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier for an equipment violation about 10:30 p.m. and noticed it had an out-of-state registration, police said. After speaking with Moncada, officers believed he and two juvenile passengers could be trafficking an illegal substance, police said.
The three occupants of the vehicle were interviewed and gave officers consent to search the vehicle, authorities said. Police found two hidden compartments in the car, which contained five packages of meth, weighing a total of about 5 pounds.
Boulder City Police impounded the vehicle. The two juvenile passengers were taken to Clark County Family and Youth Services.