Patrol conducts drug seizure on I-70

February 20, 2014

in State

Loaded doorOn February 18, 2014, a Missouri state trooper stopped a 2005 Nissan Murano for a traffic violation on eastbound Interstate 70 near the 74-mile marker in Saline County, Mo. During the course of the traffic stop, inconsistencies and deceptive behavior of the driver led the trooper to ask for consent to search the vehicle, which was granted.

The trooper subsequently searched the vehicle, locating six pounds of methamphetamine concealed inside a false compartment in the rear of the vehicle.

Salvador Torres-Rubio, 28, from Tulsa, Okla., was arrested for first degree drug trafficking and transported to the Saline County Jail.

The charge for which the above individual was arrested is mere accusation and not evidence of guilt. Evidence in support of the above charge must be presented before a court of competent jurisdiction whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.

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