Crime & Courts

20 pounds of crystal meth seized during Gastonia traffic stop

Ignacio Morales-Leon
Ignacio Morales-Leon Gaston County Jail

Gastonia police seized 20 pounds of crystal methamphetamine and arrested two men and a woman during a routine traffic stop Thursday.

Police arrested and charged Ignacio Morales-Leon, 48, Eduardo Ramirez-Cerriteño, 26, and Enma Nunez-Vasquez, 37, all of Gastonia, on two counts each of trafficking in methamphetamine.

Each was in the Gaston County Jail Friday on $1.5 million bail.

The cost of 1 pound of crystal meth ranges from $10,000 to $30,000, according to the National Drug Intelligence Center.

Gaston County police helped with the arrests.

Joe Marusak