Ramon Estrada pleaded guilty to dealing narcotics and possession of narcotics. He was sentenced to around 13.5 years in prison followed by 10 years of probation.
Esteban Abrego pleaded guilty to dealing in a narcotic drug. He was sentenced to 15 years, with much of the prison term suspended. He was also ordered to undergo probation until being taken into custody for deportation procedures. Once deported to Mexico, he’s not allowed to re-enter the U.S.
SOUTHPORT, Ind.—Two men are facing felony drug charges after being pulled over for speeding earlier this week.
Officers with the Southport Police Department initiated a traffic stop in the 200 block of Walnut Street on Nov. 14. The officers discovered the driver, 29-year-old Esteban Abrego, was never issued a valid driver’s license. The passenger, 33-year-old Ramon Estrada, also didn’t have a valid license, according to police.
Prior to towing the vehicle, officers found more than 20 grams of black tar heroin. Police also seized more than $3,000 in cash.
Due to the incident occurring within 500 feet of Southport Elementary School, both men were arrested on level 2 felonies of dealing in a narcotic drug and level 4 felonies of possession of a narcotic drug.
Both men were booked in the Marion County Jail.
4 Fast Facts:
- Two men facing felony drug charges after drugs and cash found during traffic stop
- More than 20 grams of heroin and more than $3,000 in cash were seized
- The traffic stop occurred within 500 feet of an elementary school
- Both men were booked in the Marion County Jail