Routine Traffic Stop Turns Into Big Drug Bust


A routine traffic stop in Pueblo County turns into a huge drug bust.

The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office says that on November 17 with the traffic and K-9 division made a traffic stop on I-25 near exit 99B (13th St.) in Pueblo. The driver first identified himself as Rafael Hernandez-Dominguez, but deputies soon found out his real name was 29-year-old Mario Hernandez-Dominguez.

During the traffic stop, Deputies Talton and Gonzalez obtained written consent to search utilizing a Spanish language form to search the vehicle. The search turned up two ounces of suspected methamphetamine and two ounces of suspected cocaine, along with $1,100 in cash.

Hernandez-Dominguez allegedly admitted the drugs were his and he allowed detectives to search another car and his home. That search turned up four more ounces of cocaine and $14,000 in cash. Investigators say the street value of the drugs and the cash seized totals $37,500.

Hernandez-Dominguez was arrested and charged with the following:

18-18-405 Possession schedule II controlled substance with intent to distribute (cocaine) F4
18-18-405 Possession schedule II controlled substance with intent to distribute
(methamphetamine) F4
18-18-405 Possession schedule II controlled substance over 4 grams (cocaine) F4
18-18-405 Possession schedule II controlled substance over 4 grams (methamphetamine) F4
18-5-113 Criminal Impersonation F5

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  • by wtf Location: pueblo on Nov 26, 2010 at 01:48 AM
    first off he wasnt following to close, some punk another mexican got jumped and robbed by some bigger punks THAT WERE WHITE BOYS FOR DRUGS , when the police were notified by the hospital of the white punks that beat the mexican punk with bats he told the police that he had got drugs to sell from mario. then mario was pulled over for following to close. so for all you white people keep your mouths shut and think before you speak . most of the people buying these drugs are WHITE PEOPLE! Biggest problem WHITE PEOPLE maybe if WHITE PEOPLE wouldnt be purchasing the drugs and selling them to support there drug habbits illegals wouldnt be doing it either.
  • by terra Location: pueblo on Nov 23, 2010 at 02:15 PM
    WOW-You can take one look at his name and know he is an illegal. Mexican-Americans dont keep their two surnames, and John it is a well know fact that the I25 corridor is a major connection between mexican drug dealers and their runners. And guess what, they usually aren't white, so ya if law enforcement needs to profile to get these scumbags out of our country so what. If your not breaking the law and you get pulled over you will be on your way, so what? More often than not drugs are seized which means our kids wont be buying them. Good job Deputies, keep up the good work.
  • by Eddie Location: Colorado Springs on Nov 23, 2010 at 12:36 PM
    They should tag 'em like they do cattle and whales and stuff and deport their sorry buts. If they're caught in the country again, slit their throat on the spot. And @WOW, whites don't commit crimes as much as other minorities, they just usually do it on a larger scale. You mongrels aren't smart enough to pull off Ponzi schemes.
  • by bobwiller Location: canada on Nov 21, 2010 at 08:41 AM
  • by anonymous Location: Austin on Nov 20, 2010 at 11:25 PM
    Dear Wow, Your skin needs to get a little thicker. She wasn't talking about you. In Texas this is a big worry and comments are made like this all the time especially when 40 illegals just got felony charges dropped and deported. That is what is not right. They should be charged just like the rest of us. All races commit crimes but if you are like me, we are sick of it already and just comes with the territory We need to STOP being so politically correct as we have to make our country more secure period.
  • by john Location: pueblo on Nov 20, 2010 at 05:17 PM
    I'd like to be accompanying some of our finest on these 'routine' traffic stops. The CSP make a lot of these 'routine' traffic stops on I-25 south of Pueblo. When you read of these 'routine' traffic stops, just read further and you'll find the driver was Hispanic. There IS profiling going on here folks. Anglos most likely would not get pulled over for the same reasons these officers are using on Hispanics. The officers will follow thenm for miles to find any slight violation to justify a stop. This just is not right! That certainly does not mean every Hispanic driver pulled over is caught with contraband. If you hit enough of them with profile stops, you'll find some. It's just not right to employ these tactics!
  • by mr x Location: se spgs on Nov 20, 2010 at 11:25 AM
    hey Amigo's honestly we don't want your water soaked,crushed cow pattie laced with lil bit of mj. the dispensaries here are doing fine and it's the real THING. Sorry
  • by WOW on Nov 20, 2010 at 09:34 AM
    Linda- Really? Im half hispanic and half white. Both my parents(in which are military police) and I are american and as an american I'm telling you that was a stupid and pointless comment! You really had to click on the add a comment button and put your name in and then agree to the terms to write something as ignorant as that? Ya what he did was wrong but because he's hispanic doesnt mean he's illegal! Whites break laws just as often!
  • by Bill Location: Colrado Springs on Nov 20, 2010 at 09:32 AM
    This is becoming asinine ! So now the police must issue search warrants in Spanish for non-English speaking Hispanics ? You can bet Mexico doesn't have any search warrants at all let alone English. What, do the police have search warrants to be served in dozens of foreign languages ? The USA has gone in the toilet. Same as California that has drivers license test printed in a dozen languages for non-English speaking people to get their drivers licenses since the mid-80's !
  • by Loma on Nov 20, 2010 at 07:12 AM
    Just another reason why we need to be harder on illegal immagrants..ALL illegal immagrants.
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