Sheriff's nab two kilos of cocaine, arrest two in traffic stop


On Thursday, October 4, a Pecos County Deputy conducted a traffic stop on a white, 2015 Ford F-150 that was traveling at a high rate of speed Eastbound on I-10. The occupants of the vehicle were identified as (driver) Monica Moreno, age 20, and (passenger) Ruben Navarro, age 24, both subjects are from San Antonio, Texas.

A records check showed that Ruben Navarro is presently in the United States illegally and at the request of Border Patrol, Navarro was detained.

During the traffic stop, the Deputy requested consent to search the vehicle and Moreno granted her consent. Two kilos of cocaine, identified by a Narcotics Field Test, were located within the vehicle.

Ruben Navarro and Monica Moreno have been charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance.