Two arrested after traffic stop in west Wichita leads to discovery of drugs in car

08/27/2014 6:36 PM

08/27/2014 6:36 PM

The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office seized 3.5 pounds of methamphetamine and nearly 2 pounds of heroin during a traffic stop last week west of Wichita.

The agency said in a news release that deputies discovered the drugs in a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu that had been stopped Aug. 21 for a traffic violation at 24700 W. U.S. 54. The car’s driver, 76-year-old Agripino Lujan, and the passenger, 36-year-old Frank Mendez, were jailed on suspicion of unlawfully possessing drugs with the intent to sell, according to the sheriff’s office and a Sedgwick County Jail booking report.

Both are California residents.

The sheriff’s office said Wednesday the case remained under investigation and would be presented to the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office for possible charges.

On Wednesday, neither Lujan nor Mendez was listed on an online roster of Sedgwick County jail inmates. The roster does not include the names of inmates who have been released or who have posted bail.

Reach Amy Renee Leiker at 316-268-6644 or Follow her on Twitter: @amyreneeleiker.

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