Monday, July 25, 2016

Two Arrested for Cocaine, Methamphetamine

Two men, stopped on Interstate 40 for speeding, were charged in Sequoyah County District Court in Sallisaw on July 20 with two counts of aggravated trafficking in illegal drugs, misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance and misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.

The reporting Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) officer said he found a pound of cocaine and three pounds of methamphetamine in the men’s vehicle.

Charged are Kristian Veytia-Coria, 30, who told the officer he was from Mexico, and Silverio Corral, 42, of Montclair, Calif. The two men were booked into the Sequoyah County Detention Center on $50,000 bonds each.

The OHP trooper reported stopping the men’s passenger car on July 19 for traveling at 77 miles per hour while driving east. The stop was at mile marker 313. The men gave the trooper permission to search the vehicle. He reported finding a small amount of green, leafy substance in the back seat pocket. The material later tested to be marijuana.

In a compartment under the front passenger floor board the trooper found five cellophane-wrapped bundles. Two of the bundles later tested to be cocaine and had a total weight of one pound. Three of the bundles tested to be methamphetamine and weighed about three pounds.

The trafficking charge is punishable by imprisonment for 10 years to life and a fine of $50,000. The possession charge is punishable by imprisonment for two to 10 years and a fine of not more than $5,000. The drug paraphernalia charge is punishable by imprisonment for up to one year or a fine of up to $1,000, or both.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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