Vancouver man arrested in Portland on suspicion of possessing, delivering cocaine

By Patty Hastings, Columbian breaking news reporter

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Portland Police arrested a Vancouver man Tuesday night after a traffic stop where officers found powder cocaine.

Around 11 p.m., officers assigned to the Drugs and Vice Division stopped a vehicle at Southwest Barbur and Terwilliger boulevards. During the traffic stop, officers got consent from the driver to search the vehicle, according to the Portland Police Bureau.

They discovered one kilo of powder cocaine inside the vehicle and arrested Worter Torriente-Vela, 37. Torriente-Vela allowed officers to search his home in Vancouver, where officers found an additional 2 kilos of cocaine and more than $11,000, the Portland Police Bureau said.

The drugs and money were seized as evidence. Torriente-Vela was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on suspicion of possessing and delivering cocaine.