Cocaine seized in Gresham traffic stop
Special investigators pulled over two men in a Ford Taurus near Northeast 191st Avenue and Glisan Street. When the passenger, 37-year-old Javier Luciano-Ramirez, got out of the car and raised his hands, a half pound of cocaine with a street value of $100,000 tumbled out of his shirt, said sheriff's spokesman Deputy Paul H. McRedmond.
Luciano-Ramirez and the driver, 32-year-old Alfredo Lugo-Velez, were arrested on drug allegations and jailed in Multnomah County Detention Center. Both men are Mexican nationals and in the country illegally, McRedmond said. They have been place on immigration holds.
Now who amongst us doesn't occasionally have a half pound of cocaine tumble out of their clothing? Especially when we are illegaly present in a foreign country.
Actually, can you imagine what would happen to you in any other country if caught with distribution amounts of narcotics and were there illegaly. I'd hate to have that happen to you in Mexico.