Last evening (11/14) just before midnight Trooper Ray Otter was on I-70 eastbound just west of the New Castle exit when he saw an eastbound GMC Yukon that had a license plate light out and was following the vehicle in front of it too closely.
Otter activated his lights but the vehicle continued to drive for a mile before stopping on SR 3 after exiting I-70.
After Trooper Otter made contact with the driver, Yolanda Romana Bisaiz, age 47 of Los Angeles, California, her two adult female passengers and two children under five, he became suspicious.
Trooper Ratliff was nearby with his K-9 partner Tora and came to assist Otter. Trooper Ratliff took “Tora” around the outside of the Yukon for an open-air sniff, and the dog indicated the presence of contraband in the vehicle.
Further investigation by the troopers turned up 21 pounds of Methamphetamine in the vehicle, along with a small amount of marijuana.
Bisaiz was arrested for Dealing Methamphetamine in the Presence of a Minor, Level 2 Felony; Dealing Methamphetamine 10 or more grams with the Intent to Deliver, Level 2 Felony; Possession of Methamphetamine over 28 grams, Level 3 Felony and misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana.
Bisaiz was lodged in the Henry County Jail and her vehicle was impounded. The other passengers were transported from the scene and allowed to leave.
The Methamphetamine had an estimated street value of $105,000 to $210,000. Otter was assisted in his investigation by Trooper Ratliff and Henry County Deputies Thrasher and Marcum.