Police: One tries to eat cocaine, another arrested for possession

Police: One tries to eat cocaine, another arrested for possession

ODESSA, TX (KWES) - Two are in jail after one man tried to eat cocaine and another was found with cocaine in his sock during a traffic stop.

Early Tuesday morning, Odessa police said a truck was pulled over after failing to stop before turning out of a private drive.

Investigators Identified one passenger as Alberto Elorduy, 53, and another as Ricardo Jacquez, 59.

Police saw Elorduy put something in his mouth.

When authorities asked him to open his mouth, they saw a white powdery substance that tested positive for cocaine.

After a search of Jacquez, police said they found two grams of cocaine in his sock.

Elorduy was arrested for tampering with physical evidence and possession of cocaine. Jacquez was arrested for possession of cocaine.

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