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Gazette Premium Content Traffic stop in Colorado Springs leads to drug bust

by name Newspaper - Updated: April 22, 2014 at 1:05 pm

A March traffic stop in Colorado Springs where police say they found cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine led to a larger drug bust in the city on Monday.

Four people, including the driver in the traffic stop, were jailed and more than seven pounds of drugs were seized, according to a Colorado Springs police news release.

A warrant was served Monday as a result of an investigation into the source of the drugs found in the traffic stop. Police searched an apartment at 2418 Raywood View, near Briargate Parkway and Chapel Hill Drive, and allegedly found 315 grams of cocaine, more than three pounds of heroin and more than three pounds of meth, all packed for distribution, and $44,500 in cash, according to the news release. Police also recovered two handguns.

Three people in the residence, Carlos Estrada Cruz, 23, Luis Lopez-Cruz, 24, and Marcos Lopez Gonzalez, 21, were taken into custody, according to news release. All three were arrested on suspicion of distribution of a schedule 1 controlled substance and distribution of a schedule 2 controlled substance.

The driver in the March traffic stop, Juan Gomez Perez, 23, was charged with possession with the intent to distribute. Besides the drugs in the vehicle, police recovered $8,479, according to the news release.

In all, 399 grams of cocaine, 3.62 pounds of heroin, 3.67 pounds of meth and $52,984 were seized by police.

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