Utah County police arrested 44-year-old Jose Olegario Lopez over the weekend and found 19 pounds of illegal drugs in his car.
Police officers tried to pull over Lopez on January 12th over a traffic violation but when Lopez refused to pull over, a team of officers pursued him and eventually stopped him.
Officers and a K9 searched Lopez’s car and discovered bags of cocaine and meth, valued at approximately $856,000.
According to police, Jose Olegario Lopez is from Sinaloa, Mexico, and has been deported from the United States eight different times.
Lopez also has ties to large drug trafficking operations outside of Utah, reported KUTV.
Drug trafficking is one of the many reasons President Trump is working to secure the southern border.
For the first time ever opioids killed more than car crashes in the United States last year and the Democrats still don’t support border security.