Aug 27, 2014
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The marijuana smell coming from a San Pablo man’s vehicle that was pulled over for speeding in Oakland led to the seizure of about $6,000 worth of cocaine and $11,000 in cash, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The incident unfolded about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, when 24-year-old Ivan Torres was pulled over by a CHP officer for exceeding the speed limit in a Chevy Impala on Frontage Road near West Grand Avenue.

The officer smelled pot in the car, according to CHP, leading to a search that allegedly uncovered about $7,000 in cash, 100 grams of cocaine valued at $6,000 and about 27 grams of marijuana.

The discovery led to a search warrant on Torres’ home, where an additional $4,000 in cash and other evidence of drug sales were recovered, CHP said.

Torres faces multiple charges related to drug possession and sales.


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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.