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Lost mattress in El Paso leads to drug bust

Published On: Mar 23 2013 01:52:55 PM CDT
Updated On: Mar 23 2013 05:48:46 PM CDT

EL PASO, Texas -

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A man in El Paso pulled over after a mattress fell off the top of his SUV and in front of a sheriff's department vehicle has been arrested after deputies found he was carrying suspected illegal drugs.
    
Deputies became suspicious when 19-year-old Arturo Dominguez was so nervous talking to them he was shaking.
    
Police tell the El Paso Times (http://bit.ly/WM60vC) deputies from a drug interdiction unit were behind Dominguez when the mattress flew off and became a traffic hazard. They pulled him over.
    
Dominguez was held Friday on $7,500 bond on a charge of suspicion of possession of a controlled substance.