WESTMORLAND — Police here caught a 33-year-old Mexico resident with 3 grams of black tar heroin this morning and plan to file a complaint against him with the District Attorney's Office.
Westmorland police Officer Steve Mistriel said Gilberto Manriquez Ceballos was pulled over for a minor vehicle code violation in the 400 block of South Center Street at 2 a.m.
Mistriel said one of the officers witnessed Manrriquez hide something under the seats of the car.
Manriquez, who was not carrying any identification, was asked to step out of his vehicle by one of the officers, who noticed he had a large bundle of something in his waistband. That bundle turned out to be a large sum of money. A separate sum of money was found in his front right pocket. Mistriel said the money totaled more than $1,700.
Manriquez gave the officers permission to search the vehicle. A canine unit from the U.S. Border Patrol was called to assist the officers.