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$52,000 in cocaine, meth found after stop of unlicensed driver

February 29, 2012 | 10:00 pm

Drugs allegedly found in vehicle in Canyon Country.
An unlicensed driver who was pulled over in Canyon County was arrested after deputies allegedly found $52,000 in cocaine and methamphetamine in his vehicle, authorities said Wednesday night.

Moises Marroquin, 25, was arrested on suspicion of possession of cocaine and methamphetamine for sale, and transportation of cocaine and methamphetamine, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

He was pulled over Tuesday near Canyon Country Road  and the 14 Freeway.  Deputies saw indications of narcotics activity and brought in a drug-sniffing dog, authorities said.

The dog helped deputies find about a kilo of cocaine and a half-kilo of methamphetamine hidden inside the vehicle, the department said in a statement.

Marroquin, a Las Vegas resident, was being held without bail. He was scheduled for a court appearance Thursday in San Fernando.


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Photo: Confiscated drugs. Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department