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July 1, 2019


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Contact: Sheriff Brian C. Hill • 785.251.2202

I-70 Felony Drug Arrest

On June 26th, 2019, a Shawnee County Sheriff deputy initiated a traffic stop on I-70 near Valencia Rd. The vehicle, a 2008 Volvo, was stopped because of a registration violation. Illegal contraband was located in the vehicle that included 9 kilos of cocaine and 1 kilo of black tar heroin. The street value of the contraband is estimated to be around $1,000,000.

Maria L. Gallegos-Martinez, 41, of Indianapolis, IN, was booked into the Shawnee County Department of Corrections for Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Sell, Possession of Heroin with Intent to Sell, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

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