MURRIETA (CNS) - A 54-year-old man accused of transporting more than $200,000 worth of cocaine and fentanyl into Riverside County was charged Friday with two counts of possession of controlled substances for sale and other drug charges.
Jose Isabel Ramirez was arrested Wednesday by U.S. Border Patrol agents following a traffic stop on Interstate 15 in Temecula.
Along with the possession counts, Ramirez is charged with two counts of transportation of narcotics for sale and sentence-enhancing allegations of possessing more than one kilogram of cocaine.
The defendant pleaded not guilty, and Superior Court Judge Stephen Gallon scheduled a felony settlement conference for Oct. 21 at the Southwest Justice Center in Murrieta.
According to U.S. Border Patrol Agent Theron Francisco, agents spot