On October 27, 2012 at about 9:15 pm the Lawrence County Sheriffâ€™s OfficeÂ arrested Alejandro Montoya (37) of Batesville on charges of possession of aÂ controlled substance (meth ice), distribution of a controlled substance (methÂ ice), simultaneous possession of drugs and a firearm, no drivers license, noÂ vehicle insurance and no vehicle license. Immigrations and Customs have alsoÂ placed a hold on Montoya for being in the United States illegally. The arrestÂ stems from a deputy seeing a 1989 Ford Expedition on the side of the road atÂ Smithville with the hood up on the vehicle. The deputy stopped to check on theÂ motorist and offer assistance. The driver, Montoya, advised the deputy that hisÂ headlights had stopped working on the vehicle. The deputy noticed that theÂ vehicle had no license plate and asked Montoya about it. Montoya told the deputyÂ that the vehicle was his but that he had no license on it or any insurance. TheÂ deputy then asked Montoya for his drivers license, which Montoya stated he didÂ not have one. The deputy got Montoyaâ€™s information and ran it. The informationÂ came back that Montoya was in the United States unlawfully and had been deportedÂ in the past. The deputy then asked Montoya if he had any illegal substances inÂ the vehicle. Montoya told the deputy he could look inside the vehicle. InsideÂ the vehicle the deputy found several baggies of meth ice, a 9mm pistol with lotsÂ of ammunition and almost $1,800 in cash. Montoya was placed under arrest andÂ transported to the Lawrence County Jail. Montoya told deputies that he deliveredÂ meth for the Mexican drug cartel La Familia. Immigration and Customs wasÂ contacted and a hold was placed on Montoya for deportation back to Mexico.
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