Sheriff: California couple busted with 10 lbs of meth

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - A California couple is being held in the Ada County Jail after officials say they tried to sell 10 pounds of methamphetamine to an undercover detective.

Sheriff's detectives say Oscar Gutierrez-Chavez, 24, and Areli Mejia, 19, tried to sell the 10 pounds of meth to a detective for $12,000 a pound.

Officials say they drove to Boise on July 18 and were arrested shortly after arriving at a house to finish the deal.

Both are being charged with trafficking a controlled substance, which is punishable by up to life in prison.