10/24/2012 05:53 pm ET

Naperville Drug Bust: Police Find $1 Million In Meth During Routine Traffic Stop

A routine traffic stop turned into a nearly $1 million drug bust for Naperville police officers on Tuesday.

A police dog sniffed out drugs from a pickup truck that police in the western Chicago suburb had stopped near the intersection of Route 59 and North Aurora Road, the Chicago Tribune reports. Police then searched the vehicle and found roughly 19 pounds of methamphetamine in the bed of the truck.

The truck's occupants, Jesus Rubio, 25, and Edgardo Rodriguez-Sanchez, 20, both of Des Moines, Iowa, were charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, reports FOX Chicago.

Police say the meth's estimated street value is about $984,790.

This is another in a series of large drug busts Chicago area law enforcement has made this month. In early October, Chicago police discovered two football fields worth of pot on the city's southeast side. The pot bust was believed to be the largest pot discovery in Chicago history. Last week, police came upon an estimated $500,000 worth of marijuana inside a home on the city's Northwest Side.



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