$1.7 million of cocaine seized by Fayette County Narcotics K-9 unit during traffic stop

15 bricks of cocaine were found in a hidden compartment in the car’s dash
Fayette County Sheriff's Office Narcotics K-9 Unit
Fayette County Sheriff's Office Narcotics K-9 Unit(Fayette County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jan. 14, 2021 at 12:49 PM CST
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JEFFERSON, Texas (KBTX) - Fayette County Sheriff’s Office has reported that on Jan. 12 during a traffic stop 15 bricks of cocaine were discovered in a compartment built into the vehicle’s dash. Priscilla Hernandez, 51, of Weslaco was arrested for Felony Cocaine Possession.

According to the sheriff’s office, Sgt. Randy Thumann and K-9 partner Kolt stopped a Toyota Camry on Interstate 10 around 10:35 a.m. for a traffic violation. Thumann said that after speaking to the driver he observed indications for narcotics trafficking.

The driver consented to a search of the vehicle and Kolt performed an exterior search of car, where the K-9 was alerted to the presence of illegal drugs.

Thumann and Investigator Smith searched the car and discovered the 15 bricks of cocaine. According to the sheriff’s office the total weight of the cocaine was about 17.25 kilos, which has an estimate value of $1,725,000.

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