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* Ruben Salvador Dejesus and Martin Salvador Ponzo arrested for alleged drugs in King City

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Two men were arrested in King City on Friday after a routine traffic stop led to uncovering a significant amount of cocaine and methamphetamine, according to the Monterey County sheriff’s office.A 1:36 p.m. Friday, police stopped a 2003 Nissan Frontier pick-up truck at Broadway and North Russ streets in King City, the sheriff’s office said.The responding officer recognized the suspects from a previous traffic stop, when he caught the driver without a license and then found him to be in possession of multiple ounces of crystal methamphetamine and cocaine. The officer again caught him driving without a license on Friday, and began the process of towing the vehicle, the office said.An inventory search of the car turned up a sandwich bag with crystal methamphetamine in it, the sheriff’s office said. The officer asked permission to search the suspects’ home — all three men in the car on Friday claimed to live at the same home — and they consented. At the King City residence at 306 7th St., the officer found and seized two and a half ounces of crystal methamphetamine and half a gram of powder cocaine, the sheriff’s office said.The drugs were found in a locked room apparently shared by two suspects.Ruben Salvador Dejesus, 21, Martin Salvador Ponzo, 27, were arrested for possessing drugs on Friday, the sheriff’s office said.Drug packaging, weighing scales, and U.S. currency were also located in the room. A further search of the truck revealed a resident alien card and a U.S. social security card that were believed to be fakes. Both suspects were arrested and taken to the Monterey County Jail, the office said.

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