Rakad Ihab El-jechi, and Jose Luis Soto arrested on drug possession charges

FORT PIERCE, Fla. - The St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office arrested two people following a traffic stop Wednesday at the intersection of South 29th Street and Delaware Avenue.

Deputies say they found an "overwhelming odor of fresh/unburnt marijuana."

Investigators searched the car's occupants and the car itself and said they seized marijuana and cash.

Most of the cash was in $20 bills, consistent with drug sales according to the sheriff's office.

Deputies say that they arrested  Rakad Ihab El-jechi, and Jose Luis Soto.

The sheriff's office says both are drug dealers in the Fort Pierce area.

Deputies say that they confiscated 171 grams of marijuana and $1,735 off the street from El-jechi and Soto.

El-jechi is a documented gang member, according to the sheriff's office.

Both El-jechi and Soto were booked into the St. Lucie County Jail.

 

 

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