EL RENO, Okla. – Two men from Arizona were arrested recently after Oklahoma deputies discovered 15 pounds of cocaine and over a pound of black-tar heroin in their car.
Deputies with the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office say they pulled over 56-year-old Rafael Luna after he was allegedly seen driving erratically along I-40.
Luna, a fourth grade school teacher, and his passenger told deputies they were headed to Missouri to watch his son graduate from U.S. Army basic training.
Authorities say there were inconsistencies in their stories, so K9 ‘Pickles’ was brought to the scene.
Deputies say Pickles led them to the trunk, where they found cocaine and heroin under the spare tire.
After Luna’s arrest, deputies learned that hauling drugs for money was his summer job.
“How pathetic is it that a fourth grade public school teacher is hauling illegal narcotics that will undoubtedly end up impacting the lives of children,” said Sheriff Randall Edwards, with the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office.
Luna and Jose Lopez were arrested for trafficking cocaine and trafficking heroin.
Edwards believes the drugs were headed to New York City from Mexico.