When the authorities found a vehicle stalled in traffic with the driver asleep behind the wheel, they allegedly discovered over $1,000 and a vial filled with what was purported to be cocaine.
Just after 2:00 am on July 27, the Lincoln Police Department was notified about a BMW that had reportedly come to a complete stop in the middle of the road that was blocking the other travelers from continuing down the street.
When the police arrived at the reported location they noted that a man was in the driver’s seat of the vehicle, and he appeared as if he was not in a state of consciousness.
One of the officers tried to rouse the man, identified as 22-year-old Kalef Blanco-Vazquez, a resident of Grand Island, Nebraska.
As Blanco-Vasquez woke up and began interacting with the police, they became suspicious that he might have been under the influence of a controlled substance.
The police allegedly located a vial with a powdery substance inside sitting in Blanco-Vasquez’s lap, furthering the assertion that the man was on drugs.
Upon inspecting the inside of the vehicle the officers said they found $1,370, and some of the cash, which allegedly had a white powder residue, appeared as if it had been rolled up tightly and used as a tool to snort the substance.
The police reported that Blanco-Vazquez was holding 3.2 grams of cocaine in the vial they allegedly found on him.
Blanco-Vazquez was taken into custody and incarcerated.
He is facing charges for suspicion of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, possession of money while violating drug law possession, no proof of financial responsibility, driver under revocation, and no proof of ownership.
If you or someone you love is suspected of a crime, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.