Nearly $300,000 in meth seized

The Ward County Narcotics Task Force seized roughly $290,000 worth of methamphetamine, or 2.8 pounds, in rural southwest Ward County Monday at about 9:30, according to the Ward County Sheriff’s Department. In the bust, an unidentified 36-year-old was arrested.

The street price for methamphetamine is $200 a gram.

This is the second in a string of busts. On Aug. 31, law enforcement seized two pounds of marijuana, a half-pound of methamphetamine and $17,000 in currency from a 26-year-old man elsewhere in the county.