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January 22, 2014
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Police seize 3/4 pound of meth

A Monday morning accident involving a Jaguar sedan in South Lake Tahoe resulted in the arrest of a San Mateo, Calif., couple and seizure of 3/4 pound of methamphetamine.

Jesus Cruz Torres, 28, Marleni Fuentes-Perez, 22, were allegedly westbound on Lake Tahoe Boulevard when they reportedly veered off the highway at Tata Lane and crashed into a fence and a streetlight.

Witnesses to the 11:38 a.m. accident said the two switched places in the car. When police contacted them in the parking lot of a church off Julie Lane, they told police that Fuentes-Perez was driving.

Officers became suspicious and called for narcotics dog Quattro to help search the Jaguar. That search led to 12 ounces of methamphetamine.

Both were booked into jail for hit and run, conspiracy and sales of methamphetamine.

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The Record Courier Updated Jan 23, 2014 04:04PM Published Jan 24, 2014 01:11PM Copyright 2014 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.