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Traffic stop in H.B. nets 2 arrests and over 36 pounds of cocaine, police say

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Huntington Beach police say they arrested two men after uncovering more than 36 pounds of cocaine and a loaded handgun during a traffic stop.
(Courtesy of Huntington Beach Police Department)

Two men were arrested during a traffic stop in Huntington Beach after police said they found over 36 pounds of cocaine in the car.

Huntington Beach police pulled over the vehicle in the area of Warner Avenue and Edwards Street at about 7:45 p.m. Saturday.

The Police Department said Wednesday that the driver did not have identification on him and the passenger was found to be in possession of narcotic paraphernalia. A loaded handgun was in the vehicle’s glove compartment, according to authorities.

One of the department’s police dogs, Dingo, aided in searching the vehicle and sniffed out the cocaine in the trunk, police said.

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Luis Valladolid-Lopez, 24, of Fontana was arrested on suspicion of possessing or purchasing a narcotic or controlled substance for sale and transporting a narcotic or controlled substance, according to police arrest logs.

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Huntington Beace police arrested Luis Valladolid-Lopez, 24, of Fontana Saturday following a traffic stop.
(Courtesy of Huntington Beach Police Department)

David Orebaugh, 45, of San Diego was arrested on suspicion of transporting a narcotic or controlled substance for sale, possessing or purchasing a narcotic or controlled substance for sale and possession of a controlled substance while armed with a loaded gun, police arrest logs show.

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Huntington Beach police also arrested David Orebaugh, 45, of San Diego following Saturday’s traffic stop.
(Courtesy of Huntington Beach Police Department)

Valladolid-Lopez and Orebaugh were booked into Orange County Jail with bail set at $2 million each. Both were scheduled to appear in court Wednesday, jail records show.

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