Opera singer caught with drugs

2012-10-07 08:24

San Diego - An up-and-coming Mexican opera singer is being charged with drug trafficking after he was caught driving a car stuffed with methamphetamine in San Diego County.

The District Attorney's office says 23-year-old Maximino Melchor Vazquez is charged with transportation and possession of methamphetamine with intent to sale. He's being held in jail on $1 million bail.

U-T San Diego reported the tenor from Tijuana was driving on Interstate 5 on 19 September when he was pulled over, and 44 pounds of meth was found in a concealed compartment in his car. Federal authorities say that quantity was worth up to $500 000 on the street.

Vazquez faces up to 14 years in prison if convicted.

His friends tell the newspaper Vazquez was probably tricked or forced to drive the car.

  • gareth.breydenbach - 2012-10-07 09:28

    Clearly he wanted to meet Walter,lol

      DerpyHooves - 2012-10-07 09:44

      Her product was only 92% pure. Not enough to impress Mr. white

  • - 2012-10-07 10:46

    I want an education: the fella is being held in jail on $1mill bail? I always believed bail could take you out of prison especially if its a cool '1 metre'!

      don.odendaal - 2012-10-07 10:53

      Only if you pay it

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