OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) –A Chicago man is one of two people charged with transporting 1,262 pounds of liquid methamphetamine in the fuel tank of a tractor-trailer truck.


Federal prosecutors in Oklahoma charged 36-year-old Enrique Lara of Chicago and 21-year-old Jasmine Morales of McAllen, Texas, with possession with intent to distribute liquid methamphetamine.

Prosecutors say about 150 gallons of meth was found in the passenger-side fuel tank of a diesel-powered semi-truck parked at a Norman, Okla. motel on Monday. A court affidavit estimates the street value of the drug at between $750,000 and $3.15 million.

If convicted, Lara and Morales face possible sentences of up to life in prison. Court records don’t indicate that they are represented by an attorney who could speak on their behalf.

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