A Socorro man is in jail on drug charges following a traffic stop in San Elizario Saturday night.
According to the San Elizario Marshals Office, deputy marshals pulled over Ricardo Ruiz just before 10 p.m. for a traffic violation on the 12000 block of Socorro Road.
While authorities were identifying a passenger, Ruiz allegedly attempted to swallow several grams of cocaine.
Ruiz was booked into the El Paso County Jail for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Tampering with Evidence.
His bonds total $20,000.