Arrest warrants issued for two men transporting cocaine and methamphetamine
By Summit Voice
FRISCO —Local law enforcement officials have issued arrest warrants for two California residents suspected of transporting drugs along the I-70 corridor after a Feb. 12 traffic stop.
An initial search of the vehicles with drug-sniffing dogs detected controlled substances in the center console area and underneath the rear seats. The vehicle was impounded until a search warrant could be executed and sheriff’s deputies gave the men a courtesy ride to hotel.
After getting a warrant, the subsequent search of the car “yielded the large cache of narcotics,” according to District Attorney Bruce Brown.
The Summit County Sheriff’s Office said investigators found about 8.28 pounds of cocaine and about .5 pounds of methamphetamine. The combined street value of the drugs is estimated to be roughly $120,000.. The combined street value of the drugs is estimated to be roughly $120,000.
The two men, Alexis Javier Rodriguezramos, age 30, of Cabo Beach, Calif. and Guillermo Garcia, age 22, of Lake Forest, Calif., didn’t wait around for the full search. There whereabouts are unknown, but they’ve been charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule II Controlled Substance – Cocaine and Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule II Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine. Both charges are Class 3 Felonies, punishable by 4-12 years in jail and up to a $750,000 fine.
“This just goes to show that I-70 is still an active drug trafficking corridor,” said Sheriff John Minor. “It’s just a drop in the bucket, but I’m proud of the team’s efforts. This is good, solid cop work.”
“We will continue to work closely with law enforcement to hold these individuals responsible for using our community as a drug distribution artery,” Brown said.