cocaine suspects

Jose Camacho-Lopez, left, and Rodrigo Guzman-Hernandez

NEW GARDEN — Two Kennett Square men learned that if driving with drugs in your vehicle, it's a good idea to never commit a moving violation.

Rodrigo Guzman-Hernandez, 37, and Jose Camacho-Lopez, 40, were arrested after police stopped their vehicle for a moving violation and found cocaine in the vehicle after noticing Guzman-Hernandez, the passenger, was extremely nervous.

Southern Chester County Regional police stopped the vehicle driven by Camacho-Lopez on May 24 at 8:02 p.m. in the 1700 block of Baltimore Pike, in New Garden Township.

Police said Guzman-Hernandez was a passenger in the vehicle and was observed making furtive movements towards the floor. He was removed from the vehicle and in plain view, next to the passenger seat, was a plastic baggie containing suspected cocaine. Guzman-Hernandez was taken into custody and processed. He was charged with tampering with or fabricating physical evidence, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Camacho-Lopez was charged with DUI, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and related summary traffic offenses. Police said Camacho-Lopez exhibited signs of possible impairment. Officers also located a bag of suspected cocaine on Camacho-Lopez, during a pat-down. Camacho-Lopez was taken into custody and agreed to a chemical test of his blood. Camacho-Lopez was processed and released pending issuance of a summons.

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