Men charged with possession of controlled substance
Officers stopped a red Nissan Sentra with Tamaulipas license plates on the 100 block of Ringgold on a traffic violation. Officers observed the passenger to be extremely nervous. Consent to search the vehicle was obtained from the driver and upon checking, the officer found a duffle bag with several packages which was later identified as cocaine. The driver was identified as Ramos Valdes and the passenger as Ramirez. The passenger attempted to flee from officers once the officers located the contraband, but he was quickly detained and also charged with evading and resisting arrest. The total weight for the contraband was 53.36lbs with a total value of 472,500 dollars. Both were charged accordingly. Bond is pending.