residents were arrested Thursday on a charge of dealing heroin, following a
traffic stop on the Indiana Toll Road in Porter County, the Indiana State
Police is reporting.
police, at 5:40 p.m. a trooper stopped Yudith Valenzuela, 37, and her
passenger, Luis Garcia, 31, both of Los Angeles, for unspecified traffic
violations approximately six miles east of the Chesterton Toll Road exit.
The trooper, after
speaking to the two, “became suspicious of criminal activity” and a K-9
partner, Axel, was dispatched to the scene, where the dog subsequently
alerted to the odor of narcotics, police said.
Located in the
trunk were five cellophane wrapped packages of suspected heroin, each
weighing approximately a kilogram (2.2 pounds), police said.
Garcia were transported to the Porter County Jail.