Stop Leads to Drug Bust and Other Charges
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
COUNTY - Two men were arrested on drug and other charges following
a traffic stop in Clarion County Monday.
Thirty-one year old Richard Tayag and forty-seven year old Rolando
Tayag, both of Lowell, Massachusetts, were stopped on interstate 80 in Paint
Township by state police. Multiple
indicators of criminal activity were observed and a drug detection dog was
deployed. A search of the vehicle
revealed a bag of marijuana and a suitcase containing $650 of currency. In addition, a package of nearly $18,000 of
vacuum sealed currency was found hidden in the rear quarter panel of the
vehicle. Rolando Tayag was also found to
be a fugitive from Justic out of Nebraska for trafficking marijuana. Both men were taken into custody.