Suspected Illegal Immigrants Arrested For Heroin Possession

By
Ann Jacob

Dateline
Updated Thu, Feb 27, 2014 5:26 pm
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Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail
Guadalupe Carlin-Reyna, of Columbus, and Manrique Moreno-Mendoza Compton, of California

Two suspected illegal immigrants are facing felony charges after heroin was found in their vehicle during a traffic stop.

Twenty-seven-year-old Guadalupe Carlin-Reyna, of Columbus and 20-year-old Manrique Moreno-Mendoza Compton, of California were both arrested after 5.3 grams of heroin were found in their vehicle.

Athens County Deputy Matt May stopped the car Tuesday morning for speeding and weaving in the lane.

After stopping the vehicle, Deputy May's canine, Dolly, located drugs in the vehicle.

When Athens County Lt. John Morris and Deputy Chris Tomsha searched the vehicle, Morris found the drug wrapped in electrical tape.

The two are being charged with a third-degree felony of aggravated possession of drugs.

During questioning, Carlin-Reyna said they had borrowed the car from a friend named “Johnny," but because she couldn’t produce a phone number or last name, deputies could not verify her story.

The arrested individuals were driving a light colored sedan, traveling 65 miles per hour in a posted 55 miles per hour zone on US 33 near State Route 682.

According to the police report, the vehicle registration came back to a cleaning company outside of Columbus. Columbus Police reported the address came back to a residential area with no cleaning company in the vicinity.

Both were taken to Southeast Ohio Regional Jail after the arrest.

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