Vehicle Stop for Tailgating Yields More than 6 Pounds of Cocaine
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Today’s stop of a Nissan Versa for tailgating the vehicle in front of it led to the unexpected seizure of more than six pounds of cocaine packaged into three bricks.
Interdiction Officer Robert McIsaac was watching traffic flow on I-40 east near McCrory Lane when he saw the Versa tailgating. The driver, Magana Denver, 19, of Edinburg, Texas, pulled over after Officer McIsaac activated his blue lights. The officer observed that Denver appeared very nervous as he claimed to be traveling from Texas to Mansfield, Ohio, to visit a friend. Denver than had difficulty coming up with the friend’s name. When asked the name of his passenger in the Versa, Denver again had difficulty and provided only the first name “Fernando.” The passenger provided a Pennsylvania ID with the name of Jesus Osbaldo Nuno, 22, of Norristown.
Denver told Officer McIsaac that there were no weapons or drugs in the Versa and gave him permission to check. When Officer McIsaac lifted the back seat bench, he discovered the three bricks of cocaine.
Denver and Nuno are charged with possession of cocaine for resale. Their bonds are set at $250,000 each.