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
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