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IC police arrest illegal aliens for cocaine possession

BY DI STAFF | NOVEMBER 03, 2011 7:20 AM

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Two men — both admitted illegal immigrants — were charged Tuesday with possession of a Schedule II controlled substance with intent to deliver after police reportedly found a hidden compartment in their vehicle containing a bag of cocaine, according to a report.

According to a complaint by Iowa City police, Marcos Martinez Antonio, 19, and Juan Vasquez Cruz, 30, were stopped by officers at a Tiffin rest area in conjunction with a "special enforcement project."

The complaint said officers obtained consent to search the vehicle, where they found a bag of cocaine.

Martinez Antonio and Vasquez Cruz also allegedly had between them more than $1,400 in cash. The two allegedly had conflicting stories about where they had been, where they lived, and where they were headed.

Possession of cocaine with intent to deliver is a Class-C felony.

—by Matt Starns


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