Two Florida men were arrested this week on suspicion of possessing a half-kilogram of cocaine after they were stopped for talking on a handheld cellphone while driving, officials said.
The men — Herwood Barrington Walters, 25, and Courtney Lalor, 28 — were taken into custody about 9:18 p.m. Tuesday on North Central Avenue and Glenoaks Boulevard on suspicion of possessing cocaine for sale, according to Glendale police reports.
The pair provided officers with few clues about why they were in Glendale, but police believe “they were probably trying to sell the cocaine,” Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.
Police spotted Walters talking on a handheld cellphone while driving before he made a right turn without signaling 100 feet prior, according to Glendale police reports.
They stopped the rented Chevrolet Impala and asked Walters, who claimed he was a runway model and actor, to step out of the driver's seat after he appeared “extremely nervous,” police said.