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Canton PD makes large meth bust

Camera Holden Jr. & Kinte Garner. Photo Source: Canton Police Department. Camera Holden Jr. & Kinte Garner. Photo Source: Canton Police Department.
Recovered meth. Photo Source: Canton Police Department. Recovered meth. Photo Source: Canton Police Department.
Example of regular meth. Photo Source: Canton Police Department. Example of regular meth. Photo Source: Canton Police Department.

By Lauren Callahan

CANTON, TX (KLTV) - What started off as a normal traffic stop early Friday morning led to two arrests and the confiscation of a large amount of methamphetamine.

Canton Police officers were patrolling eastbound Interstate 20 around 3:30 this morning when they noticed a vehicle being driven erratically by Camera Neal Holden, Jr., 30. When officers attempted to pull Mr. Holden over, he exited on to Farm to Market Road 17. Two bags were thrown from the vehicle.

Officers found nearly three pounds of blue and pink methamphetamine in the two bags, as well as nearly an ounce of marijuana. Holden and his passenger, 34 year-old Kinte Garner, were arrested and are being held tonight in Van Zandt County.

Investigators say colored meth is becoming more popular among drug users.

"The pink and blue methamphetamine is marketed simply to appeal to the user and to a younger crowd," said Canton Narcotics Officer James Bradshaw. "It's easier to introduce to a new user. It is typically known as strawberry crush or blueberry crush, and as you can see, the color of the pink and the blue is very similar to the color of cotton candy."

Bradshaw estimates the meth confiscated Friday morning is worth $30,000 to $45,000.

Both men are facing federal drug charges. Investigators expect the men to be prosecuted federally.

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