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4/15/2013 6:00:00 AM
Pound of meth found during I-40 traffic stop near Kingman
Left to right: Hyunsoo Choi, Sung Park and Seo Joon Lee
Left to right: Hyunsoo Choi, Sung Park and Seo Joon Lee

KINGMAN - A Friday morning traffic stop by Mohave County Sheriff's deputies on Interstate 40 led to the discovery of a pound of methamphetamine and serious drug charges being filed against three men.

According to the MCSO, Sung Il Park, of Los Angeles, Seo Joon Lee, 37, of Marina Del Rey, Calif., and Hyunsoo Choi, 30 of Bellevue, Wash., were arrested for possession of dangerous drugs for transport and/or sale and possession of marijuana for transport and/or sale, felonies.

The MCSO deputies made the traffic stop at milepost 44 after determining the black Mercedes was traveling 85 miles per hour in a posted 75 mph zone. During the stop, deputies smelled an odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. A search allegedly revealed numerous plastic pill containers holding marijuana, five small plastic bags containing a white crystal substance and a glass pipe with residue.

The white crystal substance field-tested positive for methamphetamine.

Park, Lee and Choi were taken into custody without incident.

The vehicle was transported to the Mohave County Maintenance Yard and searched.

According to the MCSO, deputies located a plastic bag containing a pound of methamphetamine inside a suitcase in the trunk of the vehicle.

The street value of the methamphetamine is estimated at $46,000.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2013
Article comment by: Stop supporting predatory criminals

If we provided safe and legal access to these substances for adults we wouldn't have even a small fraction of the problems we're currently experiencing (including juvenile use).

Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Article comment by: Antares Road

@ Jon Mullinix:
I absolutely agree that the police did a GREAT job of getting these thugs off the street, however...
The drug dealers aren't the ones ruining lives, it's people CHOOSING TO DO DRUGS that is ruining lives. If people would take personal responsibility for their own actions this would be a much better country again.


Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Article comment by: Jon Mullinix

Cheers to the sheriff dept. I am happy they took the dirt bag drug dealers off the streets of Kingman, how many more young lives would have been ruined by these three thugs, Good job Sheriff

Posted: Monday, April 15, 2013
Article comment by: WHAT, NO COMMENTS

Everyone always down on the cops around here about not doing thier job. So they catch three dudes with a boat load (Mercedes Load) of drugs and no thanks? That amount of drugs was enought to impact 100's of families if not more. And who knows which community. I thank the cops in our community for doing the job they do, that never pleases everone - and evidently isn't noticed.

Posted: Monday, April 15, 2013
Article comment by: Avg Joe

Good score MCSO!

Posted: Monday, April 15, 2013
Article comment by: Deniise White

THANK YOU M.C.S.O
good job i hpe they get more than a slapon the wrist




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