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Drug bust nets cocaine and illegal aliens

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Marcos Martinez-Antonio Marcos Martinez-Antonio
Juan Vasquez-Cruz Juan Vasquez-Cruz
IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

Iowa City police say a drug bust at the rest stop on eastbound I-80 near Tiffin on Tuesday netted cocaine and two illegal aliens.

Police say they made contact with Juan Vasquez Cruz, 30, and Marcos Martinez-Antonio, 19, after officers saw them come into the rest area during a special enforcement project.

Officers say Cruz and Antonio consented to a search of the vehicle where they found a bag of cocaine in a hidden compartment.  Officers say that the pair also had more than $1,400 on them.

Police say that when they interviewed the two separately, each had inconsistent stories about where they had been, where they live and where they were going.

Both men admitted to police that they were illegal aliens.

Cruz and Antonio are charged with a controlled substance violation.

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