Portland Police Arrest Man with Three Kilos of Cocaine - Seize $11,000 Cash

April 17, 2013 16:35

  

On Tuesday April 16, 2013, at approximately 11:00 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to the Drugs and Vice Division stopped a vehicle at Southwest Barbur and Terwilliger Boulevards. During the course of the traffic stop, officers received consent from the driver to search the vehicle.

Officers discovered one kilo of powder cocaine in the vehicle and arrested the passenger, 37-year-old Worter Torriente-Vela of Vancouver, Washington. Officers then received consent from Torriente-Vela to search his home in Vancouver, where officers located an additional 2 kilos of powder cocaine and more than $11,000 in cash.

The drugs and money were seized as evidence and Torriente-Vela was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Delivery and Possession of Cocaine. Torriente-Vela will be arraigned on Thursday April 18, 2013.

Community members concerned about drug activity in their neighborhood should report the information on line at http://www.portlandonline.com/police/index.cfm?c=30740 or call the Drugs and Vice Division Drug Complaint Hotline at (503) 823-3784.

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