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Man arrested for hauling meth posts $25,000 bond

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By Amanda Manning

 Alberto Madrigal, who was caught hauling up to 70 pounds of methamphetamine, has bailed out of the Oldham County Detention Center.

Kentucky State Police Drug Enforcement and Special Investigations (KSP DESI) pulled over Madrigal, 41, in Crestwood on July 31.

Approximately 60 to 70 pounds of meth were found inside the truck he was driving. Madrigal was arrested and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, two grams or more of methamphetamine.

County attorney John Carter estimated the meth to have a street value of more than $2 million dollars.

The man is a Los Angeles resident that was traveling to Forest Park, Ohio, according to the arrest citation.

Madrigal appeared in Oldham County District Court on Wednesday. In that preliminary court hearing, he waived his case to the grand jury.

A private attorney represents Madrigal.

Later that day, Madrigal posted $25,000 cash and was released from the jail.

In other news

Officials are still searching for Michael Chadwell, an Oldham County Jail inmate who escaped while on a work-detail assignment on Aug. 3.