Downtown Vancouver

3 kilos of cocaine seized during traffic stop

3 kilos of cocaine seized during traffic stop
Worter Torriente-Vela

PORTLAND, Ore. - A Portland police spokesman says officers have arrested a Vancouver, Wash., man and seized three kilos - or more than 6 ½ pounds - of cocaine.
   
Sgt. Pete Simpson says officers also seized more than $11,000 in cash late Tuesday night.
   
The spokesman says drug enforcement officers conducted a traffic stop at Southwest Barbur and Terwilliger Boulevards and got the driver's consent to search the vehicle.
   
Officers found one kilo of powder cocaine and arrested the passenger, 37-year-old Worter Torriente-Vela of Vancouver.

Simpson says officers got the man's consent to search his home, where they found two more kilos of cocaine and the cash.
   
Torriente-Vela was booked into the Multnomah County Jail for investigation of delivery and possession of cocaine. He is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges on Thursday.


If you are concerned about drug activity in your neighborhood, you can report information online or call the Portland Police Bureau's Drug Complaint Hotline at (503) 823-3784.