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Excise police arrest two for cocaine possession

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Two men were arrested in a local bar for possession of cocaine on Saturday.

Lawrence Police Department received a tip that illegal substances were being sold out of La Movidita on Post Road. When excise officers investigated, they found powder cocaine in the kitchen area of the bar.

Bar patrons Francisco Perez-Alegria, 28, and Hector Arreola-Jaramillo, 29 — both from Indianapolis — were arrested and booked on preliminary charges of level 5 felony charges of possession of cocaine.

50 packets of cocaine and $125 were also appropriated from the scene.

Because of the public nuisance caused by La Movidita, police have placed an administrative violation against their alcoholic beverage permit.