Heroin intercepted in Seward Co traffic stop

Heroin intercepted in Seward Co traffic stop
Courtesy/ Seward Co SO. Suspected Heroin seized in Seward Co traffic stop on Wednesday June 19, 2024.
June 21st, 2024 | Courtesy
Courtesy/ Seward Co Sheriff’s Office. , Fernando Isai Puerta Perez.

On Wednesday, June 19, 2024, at approximately 1:00 pm a Seward County Deputy
initiated a traffic stop on a 2022 Toyota Corolla for a traffic violation near MM
388 eastbound I80. During the traffic stop, the deputy became increasingly
suspicious of criminal activity and asked for consent to search the vehicle.

The driver, sole occupant, denied consent to search the vehicle and a certified K-9 was
deployed. A positive alert was given, and a search of the vehicle revealed
approximately nine (9) pounds of “White China” heroin located within the vehicle.
The approximate street value is $515,000.

The driver, Fernando Isai Puerta Perez, 33, of Nogales, AZ, was taken into custody
without incident as a result of this traffic stop. Puerta Perez was charged with
Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver. Peurta Perez was
remanded to the Seward County Detention Center pending further court action.


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