Traffic Stop Leads to Felony Drug Charges


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Laurel Police conducted a traffic stop near the Little Creek apartments after watching the driver, identified as 24 year old Heriberto Ortiz-Bedolla of Laurel, make a traffic violation. During the traffic stop the officer spotted a box with small bags that appeared to contain illegal drugs and the driver was detained. During a search police found the box contained small baggies of crack cocaine. Two larger bags were also found in the vehicle, along with suspected drug proceeds.

Ortiz-Bedolla was charged with the following offenses:

  • Possession with Intent to Deliver Tier 2 Quantity Crack Cocaine (Class C Felony)
  • Possession of Tier 2 Quantity Crack Cocaine (Class E Felony)
  • Traffic Violations

Ortiz-Bedolla was arraigned by the Justice of the Peace Court 3 and released on $20,001 unsecured bail.

This is an ongoing investigation – if you have information contact Laurel Police at 302-875-2244 or Crime Stoppers at 800-847-3333.