Narcotics agents seize $200,000 worth of meth, arrest illegal immigrant

Hector Vasquez

An illegal immigrant is locked up in the Etowah County Detention Center charged with trafficking drugs-- 3 pounds of meth. with an estimated value of $200,00. {}Authorities called the pure, uncut meth " high-end". {}

20-year old Hector Vasquez of Mexico was arrested in Marshall County {}after a 3 week long investigation. Meth was seized in Etowah and Marshall Counties, and expected to be distributed across{}East Alabama.

If convicted, Vasquez faces between 10-99 years in prison. He{}is being held on $500,000 bond.{}