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Illegal immigrants arrested after drug transaction

Edilberto Baratas (Source: LMDC) Edilberto Baratas (Source: LMDC)
Lourdes Lopez (Source: LMDC) Lourdes Lopez (Source: LMDC)
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Two illegal residents were arrested after they were witnessed in a drug transaction.

On July 28, officers say they witnessed Edilberto Baratas, 40, and Lourdes Lopez, 30, in a hand to hand drug deal.

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According to an arrest report, detectives found nine ounces of heroin on Lopez and executed a search warrant in her home. There they found more heroin, digital scales, handgun and large amount of cash.

Baratas was pulled over for a traffic stop. Police found several ounces of heroin in his truck. When officers tried to arrest him, Baratas resisted and had to be tased.

Both Baratas and Lopez are illegal immigrants from Mexico.

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