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Police: Three arrested after drugs found during compliance check at Oklahoma bar

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Several people were arrested at a bar after officer made an unlikely discovery during a compliance check of the business.

On Jan. 17, officers went to the El Centenario bar, located in the 2800 block of S.W. 44th St., to perform a compliance check.

According to the arrest affidavit, officers were wanting to check the bar’s license when they spotted an empty Corona box with several zip-lock bags inside it.

Officers say the bags contained a white powder substance and a $20 bill.

According to the report, officers walked around the bar and discovered several other bags containing white powder hidden along baseboards and in the bathroom.

A field test determined the white powder was positive for cocaine, police say.

Authorities arrested 47-year-old Luis Salazar for possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute, possession of illegal drug proceeds, maintaining a place where controlled dangerous substances are kept and use of surveillance equipment while committing a felony.

Also, 45-year-old Norma Martinez and 50-year-old Gloria Bribiesca were arrested for possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute.