Marshalltown man arrested with $2M in cocaine

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A Marshalltown man was arrested Monday when troopers seized more than $2 million worth of cocaine during a traffic stop in central Ohio.

The patrol said troopers stopped a tractor-trailer on Interstate 70 in Madison County for a turn-signal violation. Troopers report seizing nearly 53 pounds of cocaine concealed in a false wall in the trailer after a drug-sniffing dog alerted them.

Alfredo Ramos, 49, of Marshalltown and Abraham Martinez, of Monrovia, Calif., were each arrested on a federal charge of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine.

Ramos’ attorney did not immediately return a call seeking comment. Martinez’ attorney said he had just received the case and had no immediate comment.