Trooper Arrests Two with an Estimated Five Pounds of Heroin Found during Traffic Stop

Clay County—This morning at 9:42, an Indiana State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Trooper working along Interstate 70, noticed a silver Nissan Altima with Oregon registration violating the Indiana following too closely statute. A traffic stop was initiated and during the stop, several indicators of possible criminal activity were detected.

A request for K-9 assistance was answered by Vigo County Sheriff’s Deputy Larry Hopper and K-9 “Gnash”. A free air sniff resulted in a “positive indication” on the trunk area of the vehicle. A subsequent search yielded seven packages of suspected Heroin, totally approximately five pounds with an estimated street value of approximately $225,000 dollars. Suspects were reportedly traveling from Los Angeles, CA to Columbus, Ohio.

Arrested:         Edgar Ramos-Luna, age 23, North Hills, CA

Charges:          Dealing in Schedule I Controlled Substance (felony)

                        Possession of Narcotic Drug (felony)

Arrested:         Emily Hernandez, age 19, North Hills, CA

                        Dealing in Schedule I Controlled Substance (felony)

                        Possession of Narcotic Drug (felony)

Incarcerated in the Clay County Jail.

Picture of Heroin Attached.

Under the Law, criminal charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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