Porter County cops arrest 2, net $286K in drug bust

2013-01-23T20:43:00Z 2013-01-24T11:40:20Z Porter County cops arrest 2, net $286K in drug bustBowdeya Tweh bowdeya.tweh@nwi.com, (219) 933-3316 nwitimes.com
January 23, 2013 8:43 pm  • 

PORTAGE | Police from the Porter County Sheriff's Department said they arrested two men Wednesday after they found cocaine and heroin valued at $286,000 in their vehicle during a traffic stop.

Police said they seized 4 kilos of cocaine and 2.8 kilos of heroin after searching the vehicle, which was stopped at 9:55 a.m. for moving and equipment violations at mile marker 25 on the Indiana Toll Road, according to a news release.

The driver, 40-year-old Garry Rojas, and 33-year-old Carlos Pena, were arrested and taken to Porter County Jail, police said. Both men are from New York. Police said the men are being charged with possession of cocaine and possession of a narcotic drug, which is a Class A felony.

During the stop, Rojas and Pena gave an officer conflicting stories about their relationship and what business they had conducted thus far, the news release said. Police then called a police K-9 to the traffic stop and the dog alerted officers to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle.

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