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GASTON COUNTY, N.C. Gaston County Police made a big drug bust during a traffic stop on I-85 Wednesday morning.

Wednesday around 9 a.m., Gaston County Police pulled over a 2003 Chevy Malibu for a traffic violation on I-85.

(Click here for mug shots and pictures of the drugs)

Police say an exterior sniff by the department s K-9 unit resulted in a positive ID as to the presence of narcotics. The search of the vehicle turned up about 1.5 kilograms of methamphetamine, which authorities say was stashed in a hidden compartment.

The driver of the vehicle, Juan Lopez, of Houston, Texas, along with both passengers, Gabriela Garcia and Benito Hernandez, both of Winston Salem, were all arrested and charged with numerous felony drug-related offenses.

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