02-28-2009, 01:21 AM
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Springfield, NJ
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Article grossly misses the point
Someone sent me this article tonight from an Oregon newspaper:
Traffic stop yields 51 pounds of cocaine
by Lynne Terry, The Oregonian
Friday February 27, 2009, 3:21 PM
One traffic stop on Interstate 5 uncovered a bounty of cocaine: more than 50 pounds worth.
Oregon State Police said three men were arrested Thursday after the cocaine was uncovered in their silver Mazda with the help of a drug-sniffing dog.
They were northbound north of Woodburn in the rental when they were stopped on a suspected DUII in failing to maintain one lane, OSP said.
The three men -- driver Joel Lucian Ruelas-Castro, a 31-year-old from Mexico; and passengers Manuel Alberto Castro Lugo, 38, of Mexico; and Rigo Humberto Lamas-Ponce, a 29-year-old from Southeast Portland -- were put in Marion County Jail on drug allegations. All three have immigration holds, OSP said.
The 51 pounds of cocaine has a value of about $700,000, OSP said.
Maybe a cocaine bust is a big news there in Oregon, but such things happen all the time here in Jersey. However, as a journalist myself, I can see this reporter grossly missed what's really unusual in the story: how the hell did THREE crooks fit in a TWO-seater?