St. Louis man indicted for drug trafficking

3 years 4 months 2 weeks ago Wednesday, July 30 2014 Jul 30, 2014 Wednesday, July 30, 2014 2:54:00 PM CDT July 30, 2014 in News
By: Hanna Knutson, KOMU 8, Digital Producer

JEFFERSON CITY - A St. Louis man was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday, for possession of heroin, crack cocaine, powder cocaine and methamphetamine, all with the intent to distribute.

Columbia Police officers were called to a room at the Super 8 Motel on July 14 for a reported drug overdose. When they arrived, they found 43-year-old Gustavo Ruvalcaba on the ground, being treated by paramedics. Officers then executed a search warrant for the hotel room and discovered 18 grams of black tar heroin, 7 grams of crack cocaine, 39 grams of powder cocaine, 13 grams of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and $74,525.

The case will be presented to a federal jury. 

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