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Cocaine dealer blows through SCV

Posted: June 4, 2008 4:30 p.m.
Updated: August 5, 2008 5:02 a.m.

A 22-year-old man driving through the Santa Clarita Valley on Interstate 5 was arrested early this morning by the California Highway Patrol after officers discovered more than nine pounds of cocaine and approximately $100,000 cash in his vehicle, according to a CHP report.

Omar Rojas, of Shoreline, Washington State, was driving northbound on I-5 when officers pulled him over at Templin Highway for a vehicle code violation. According to the officers who made the stop, the vehicle's windows were tinted too dark.

Officers impounded his vehicle and gave Rojas a citation when they discovered he was driving without a valid driver's license.

Moments later, an inventory of the vehicle, a 2003 Ford Focus, was taken and officers discovered the cocaine and cash.

Rojas was immediately taken into custody at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station, along with his passenger, Angel Mora Lopez, 27, of Aberdeen, Washington State.

Bail was set at $1.1 million for both suspects.


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