Two men have been arrested for drug trafficking following a traffic stop on Interstate 70 by a Colorado State Patrol Trooper which resulted in the seizure of over 290 pounds of cocaine.
Monday, around 3:30 a.m., a Trooper with the Colorado State Patrol Smuggling-Trafficking-Interdiction-Section stopped a Chrysler minivan for a traffic violation on Interstate 70 near milepost 27 in Mesa County.
According to information provided by CSP, during the stop, the Trooper became suspicious about possible criminal activity and asked for consent to search the vehicle. The driver declined and a search warrant was obtained. A search of the vehicle resulted in the Trooper locating a significant amount of drugs hidden in suitcases. The drugs are suspected to be kilos of cocaine, and had a total approximate weight of 290 pounds.
After the drugs were located, Tyleke Stokley, 28, from North Carolina, and Darvin Campbell, 55, from Alabama were arrested. Stokley and Campbell were booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility for Possession with Intent to Distribute more than 112 grams of cocaine, Drug Felony 1 charge, and Special Offender for transporting more than 7 grams of cocaine into the State of Colorado, a Drug Felony 1 charge.