Texas man arrested after police find 75 pounds of cocaine hidden in car

Published 7:13 am Monday, February 4, 2019

Sheriff’s deputies in Mississippi have arrested a Texas man and seized more than $1 million in cocaine during a traffic stop.

News outlets reported that a Rankin County deputy made the stop in Interstate-20 on Saturday afternoon. A search of the car found 75 pounds of cocaine.

The driver, 46-year-old Luis Carlos Alvarado of Odessa, Texas, has been arrested and charged with aggravated trafficking of cocaine. Alvarado is being held in the Rankin County jail in Brandon.

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Carlos has not yet appeared in court and there is no word of an attorney for him yet.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol assisted in the drug bust.