It wasn’t a baggie of marijuana that Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office deputies found during this routine traffic stop. Look at this one, and find out why the suspected drug runners are each being held in lieu of $90,000 bail …
These balloons are NOT toys for the youngster riding in the car. Deputies from the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office says these balloons contained heroin. MCSO photo
Story by David F. Ashton
What started as a routine traffic stop, ended up being a drug bust, on April 8, out in the Rockwood area of East Multnomah County.
“Approximately 1pm, Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) deputies found 20 balloons of heroin, with an approximate street value $400,” reported Lt. Mary Lindstrand, MCSO’s spokesperson.
The alleged drugs were discovered during a traffic stop which occurred at 181st and Halsey, reported Lindstrand. But, what really troubled deputies, she added, was that a four-year-old boy was in that car, riding with the two alleged dope runners. “The boy was placed in the protective custody of the Oregon Department of Human Services.”
Suspects Marcos RoSales Leyva (left) and Rocio Sanchez Vasquez were booked into jail on three felony counts, including one count of child neglect.
Arrested, and booked into the Multnomah County Jail are 28-year-old Marcos RoSales Leyva, and 26-year-old Rocio Sanchez Vazquez. As of this writing, both suspects have bail set at $90,000, for felony charges of possession and distribution of heroin, plus one charge of child neglect. Neither of the men has made bail.
© 2010 David F. Ashton ~ East Portland News