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Troopers: Couple had 1,000 grams of meth behind child’s car seat

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BURLINGTON, N.C. — Troopers with the State Highway Patrol say a couple was arrested Wednesday after an officer who was conducting a traffic stop found drugs stuffed behind the a child’s car seat.

The Burlington Times-News reports Jaramillo Rosas Felipe, 27, and Leslie Faviola Alvarado, 20, both of Norcross, Ga., were stopped shortly after 11:45 p.m. on Interstate 40/85 near mile marker 148 in Burlington because the couple’s vehicle was weaving in its lane.

The couple had Alvarado’s 3-year-old daughter with them.  More than 1,000 grams of methamphetamine was found in plastic containers wedged behind the child’s car seat, the Times-News reports.

The suspects are each charged with trafficking in methamphetamine.  They were jailed in Alamance County under $800,000 secured bonds and had court appearances slated for Thursday afternoon.

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