Based on a Tip… $800K in Drugs Found During Traffic Stop in Columbia County!


SuspectsColumbia County authorities seized over 18 pounds of drugs from a couple traveling through the area Tuesday along the interstate.

Based on a tip, authorities stopped a 2008 Honda Odyssey and hit the jackpot when it comes to drug busts:

  • 13 pounds of cocaine
  • 5.5 pounds of heroin
  • $2,726 in cash

The estimated street value of the narcotics is over $800,00, according to sheriff’s Maj. Steve Morris.

Augusta Cover 940Maria Elena Alonzo, 31, and Jose Luis Marin-Dominguez, 33, were each charged with trafficking cocaine and trafficking heroin. Both have a current address of Mullins, S.C., where they were working at a liquor store.

Authorities have contacted ICE about the legal status of Marin-Dominguez, who has a tattoo that says “Viva Mexico.”

Meanwhile, both are being held without bond at the Columbia County Jail, a press release says.

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