Alabama: Cooler of Cocaine Found in Traffic Stop
This might be what they call one of those secondary offenses...
A man driving on Interstate 20/59 was pulled over near Eutaw for a traffic violation on Wednesday. The 17th Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force posted about the stop on Facebook.
Quick aside, but did you know you can now get a secondary offense if you have your phone in your hand while driving? Even if your just using it for a phone call!
But back to story.
After asking some questions, the investigators learned the driver was on his way to New York from Texas.
But here's where things hit a turning point.
The officers asked the driver, 36-year-old Rolando Garza, if they could search his vehicle, and he said yes.
This wouldn't have been much of a problem if Garza didn't have anything to hide...but unfortunately he did.
Investigators found 7 KILOGRAMS of cocaine in the vehicle, totaling a value of $210,000.
The illegal drugs were wrapped in kilos and "hidden in the liner of an Igloo cooler," Al.com reported. Garza was promptly arrested for drug trafficking and is being held in Greene County Jail.
So what have we learned from this?
MAYBE DRIVE THE SPEED LIMIT IF YOU'RE CARRYING DRUGS.
Or you know...don't traffic drugs. That's probably a lot easier.