Sheriff: Traffic stop near Wichita nets 19 pounds of meth

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Jesus Idubi Alcala-Rodriguez (Sedgwick County Jail) Jesus Idubi Alcala-Rodriguez (Sedgwick County Jail)

Sedgwick County authorities say a man in the United States illegally was arrested after a deputy found 19 pounds of meth in his car. 

A deputy stopped a Volkswagen Jetta in the early morning hours of November 15 for a traffic violation in the 21500 block of U.S. 54. The methamphetamine was found during a search of the vehicle. 

The sheriff's office says 38-year-old Jesus Idubi Alcala-Rodriguez was arrested and is being held by Immigration and Customs Enforcement due to illegally entering into the United States. He's from Mexico. 

A federal grand jury has indicted him for trafficking drugs into the county. 

The sheriff's office said "the majority of crimes committed are being driven by drugs. Predominantly in this community that drug is methamphetamine. We ask the public to be diligent in helping us rid this community of this terrible drug that is causing crime trends to raise, mental health issues and tearing apart families."

Residents can help by calling in tips to Crime Stoppers at (316) 267-2111 or the Sedgwick County Investigations Division at (316) 660 5300.

Any further comments will come from the United States Attorneys Office.