Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Northampton County Man Charged after Police Find Drugs, Cash in SUV

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Northampton County Man Charged after Police Find Drugs, Cash in SUV

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Pennsylvania State Police arrested a Northampton County man after finding a hidden compartment in his vehicle holding nearly a quarter-million dollars and heroin.

Salvador Lucena-Rosa, 47, of Mount Bethel, has been charged drug possession.

A trooper patrolling Route 22 in Derry said he pulled over an eastbound sport utility vehicle about 1:45 p.m. Thursday for following too closely behind another vehicle.

The trooper checked the license plate number, which showed the vehicle was owned by Jose Luis Benitez Ramos of Philadelphia. But after he approached the car, the trooper found out that Mr. Lucena-Rosa was the driver.

During a brief conversation, according to a criminal complaint, Mr. Lucena-Rosa apologized to the trooper and said he was driving home after visiting a friend for a possible hotel job in Jefferson Hills. …

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