Archive for Thursday, November 24, 2005

Highway Patrol bust nets $4M in cocaine

November 24, 2005


— A Kansas Highway Patrol trooper found a total of more than 100 pounds of cocaine Monday after stopping two separate vehicles on Interstate 70 near Hays.

The patrol said a trooper saw two out-of-state vehicles apparently traveling together on the interstate at 12:42 p.m. He stopped the first vehicle two miles west of Hays, where he found about 50 pounds of cocaine hidden in a secret compartment in the car, the patrol said.

The second car was stopped less than a mile east of Hays, where another 53 pounds of cocaine was found in a hidden compartment. Total street value of the drugs seized in the two vehicles was estimated at $4 million, officials said.

Eder Zamudio-Carrillo, 19, and Archy Beltran-Lugo, 32, both of Phoenix, were arrested in the vehicles. They were being held in Ellis County jail on $150,000 bond each.

Assistant County Atty. David Basgall said the men would be charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and drug tax stamp violations, both felonies.


Ragingbear 12 years, 3 months ago

Drug stamp violations. I love that law. You have to have a tax stamp for your illegal drugs. But it's against the law to purchase or own one, unless your some type of mega high official that is supposed to have them.

But good for the city. That much coke would feed crackheads in lawrence for... hours.

METALQ2 12 years, 3 months ago

No wonder all the old people move to Phoenix.

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