Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Suspected Rochester Drug Dealers
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - A traffic stop last Friday in Rochester led to the arrests of two men and the seizure of a significant amount of methamphetamine.
Rochester Police Captain Casey Moilanen says a patrol officer spotted a traffic violation on North Broadway at the intersection with Northern Hills Drive Northwest just before 12:20 in the morning and pulled over a vehicle two men inside.
The officer recognized one of the men as a person wanted on an arrest warrant and then spotted evidence of marijuana use in the vehicle. That led to a search that resulted in the seizure of almost 60 grams of meth, over 40 grams of pot, a scale, stolen license plates, and other suspicious items.
The driver and passenger were arrested on drug dealing and other charges. They were identified as 35-year-old Christopher Flores of Rochester and 35-year-old Jerry Montez Figueroa, who has no permanent address.
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