Illegal alien carrying over 100 pounds of marijuana down interstate 10

 The Special Ops Deputies of the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office arrested OSORTO CARLOS GAONA on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 2:00 pm.  GAONA  was pulled over for a traffic violation when the deputies discovered that he had hidden over 100 pounds of marijuana in the bed of his truck.

Deputies searched the vehicle and found that the truck had two beds instead of one.  The original bed was hidden by another bed that was built 2 feet above the original bed. The space between the two beds is where GAONA had placed over 73 bundles of marijuana.

GAONA was arrested and taken to the Mobile Metro Jail.  He is also the first illegal alien to be arrested by the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office since Alabama passed it’s new immigration Law.

Lori Myles
Sheriff’s Assistant for Public Affairs
251-574-NEWS (6397)
lmyles@mobileso.com