Ohio State Trooper arrests two men, Victor Morales and Miguel Jimenez after finding 3 kilograms of cocaine in a hidden compartment in their vehicle Eaton OhioPosted on March 13, 2002
Two Boston men will be arraigned today in the Eaton Municipal Court on felony drug and weapons charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized $300,000 worth of cocaine from their vehicle yesterday on Interstate 70 in Preble County.Miguel Jimenez, 28, and Victor Morales, 26, were each charged with first-degree felony trafficking in cocaine, and fourth-degree felony carrying concealed weapons.
Troopers stopped a Ford Expedition, driven by Jimenez, on eastbound Interstate 70, near milepost 8, in Preble County at 10:15 a.m. yesterday for a following too closely violation. A canine alerted to the vehicle, and during a probable cause search troopers discovered three kilograms of cocaine located in a hidden compartment in the floor of the cargo area. Troopers also found a loaded revolver in the compartment. The cocaine has an estimated street value of $300,000.
This is the second significant cocaine seizure made by state troopers in Preble County in the past week. On March 6, troopers seized $500,000 worth of cocaine, and arrested two suspects, following a traffic stop on eastbound Interstate 70 near milepost 13.
Source: Ohio State Highway Patrol