Two arrested after trooper finds 5 lbs of heroin during traffic stop
CLAY COUNTY, Ind. -- Two people were arrested on drug dealing charges after a traffic stop on I-70 Wednesday morning.
Around 9:45 a.m., the Indiana State Police trooper spotted a Nissan Altima following another vehicle too closely and initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle.
During the traffic stop, the trooper noticed indicators of possible criminal activity, so he requested assistance from a Vigo County Sheriff's Deputy and K-9 partner.
The K9 conducted a free air sniff of the vehicle and there was a positive indication on the trunk of the vehicle.
A search of the vehicle yielded seven packages of suspected heroin, which weighed approximately 5 pounds.
The estimated street value is $225,000.
The suspects were traveling from Los Angeles, CA to Columbus, Ohio, police said.
Edgar Ramos-Luna, 23, of North Hills, CA, was arrested on preliminary charges of dealing in schedule I controlled substance and possession of narcotic drug.
Emily Hernandez, 19, of North Hills, CA, was arrested on preliminary charges of dealing in schedule I controlled substance and possession of narcotic drug.