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Police: 4 pounds of cocaine seized after York City traffic stop

Liz Evans Scolforo
505-5429/@LizScolforoYD

Officers found and seized more than 4 pounds of cocaine and made two arrests  during a recent York City traffic stop, police said.

York City Police said they seized 4.4 pounds of cocaine after pulling over a pickup truck in the city on May 16, 2017.
(York City Police photo)

On May 15, York City Police pulled over a 2003 Ford Ranger to arrest the driver, Charlie Abdiel Cruz-Velez, who had an outstanding warrant, according to charging documents. The truck is owned by Luis Daniel Baez, according to police.

The next day, police obtained a warrant to search the pickup truck and found 4.4 pounds of cocaine, according to a news release from Lt. Troy Bankert.

Luis Baez

On Tuesday, investigators executed search warrants on the two men's homes, according to Bankert, who did not say what was seized during those searches.

Baez, 35, of 39 N. Hartman St., and Cruz-Velez, 26, of 705 Edison St., are charged with cocaine possession with intent to deliver and conspiracy.

Both remain in York County Prison — Baez on $1 million bail and Cruz-Velez on $500,000 bail, according to court records.

It is unclear whether the men have retained attorneys.

— Reach Liz Evans Scolforo at levans@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @LizScolforoYD.

Charlie Cruz-Velez