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Federal and local law enforcement seized 750 pounds of methamphetamine in a San Jose apartment on Thursday, one of the largest drug busts in U.S. history, according to the Drug Enforcement Agency. Palo Alto police were investigating stolen iPads at an apartment in the 4400 block of Woods Drive in San Jose and during a preliminary search saw a large quantity of methamphetamine, DEA officials said.
The Palo Alto detectives contacted San Jose police and the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s office, who then contacted the DEA. Officials obtained a search warrant and found what they believed to be a methamphetamine conversion laboratory, which converts methamphetamine to an “ice” or crystal form.
Investigating further, investigators found 750 pounds of methamphetamine in the apartment, which they said has a street value of $34 million. Three were arrested on state drug violations, and officials are continuing to investigate.
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