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Two Charged With Drug Trafficking

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By Jarred Aslett

Twin Falls County, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) A large quantity of meth and heroin will not make it to its destination in Seattle thanks to the Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office.

Thursday just before 8 a.m., officers pulled over 26-year-old Jesse Orta and 24-year-old Marina Morales on Highway 93 for speeding.

According to court records, the officers placed the driver under arrest for not having a driver’s license.

Upon searching the car, officers found a stuffed animal pillow in the trunk with eight bundles, later found to be over five pounds of heroin and over four pounds of meth.

Morales later admitted the couple was driving the drugs from Arizona to Seattle for $50,000 .

Morales and Orta are both being charged with trafficking in meth and trafficking in heroin.


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