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PCSP: $286K in drugs seized in traffic stop

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More than a quarter of a million dollars worth of drugs were seized on Wednesday following a traffic stop on the Indiana Toll Road, the Porter County Sheriff’s Police said.

Two New Yorkers were charged with possession of cocaine and possession of a narcotic drug, police said: Garry Rojas, 40, and Carlos Pena, 33.

According to police, at 9:55 a.m. Rojas was stopped at the 25 mile marker of the Toll Road in Portage for moving and equipment violations. Rojas and his passenger, Pena, gave the investigating officer “conflicting stories” about their relationship and their business, prompting the dispatch of a K-9 unit, Argo, to the scene, police said.

Argo subsequently alerted to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle and after a search officers recovered four kilos of cocaine and 2.8 kilos of heroin, police said.

Police put the approximate street value of the cocaine and heroin at $286,000.

Rojas and Pena were being held at the Porter County Jail.





Posted 1/24/2013