Two arrested after over 50 pounds of drugs were found during a traffic stop


OTTAWA – Over 30 pounds of alleged methamphetamine and 20 pounds of cocaine were found during a traffic stop in Bureau County last week. According to the Trident Drug Task Force, they conducted a traffic stop I80 eastbound near milepost 72 in Bureau County on a vehicle occupied by 34-year-old Ernesto Cabanzo-Rosas and 19-year-old passenger Sonia Ibarra of Columbus, Ohio. During the stop, agents detected the odor of burnt cannabis from inside the vehicle. Agents conducted a search and located hidden in the lower rocker panels of the vehicle was a large amount of vacuum-sealed packages of 39 pounds of purported methamphetamine and 20 pounds of cocaine. Cabanzo-Rosas and Ibarra were arrested and transported to the Princeton Police Department for further investigation. Cabanzo-Rosas and Ibarra face multiple drug charges. Cabanzo-Rosas is being held on $2,000,000 bond and Ibarra is being held on a $1,000,000 bond at the Bureau County Jail.