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Houston driver arrested on I-10 for drug charges

Posted on March 23rd, 2012 No Comments

On Tuesday, March 20, a Houston police officer pulled over a vehicle traveling east on Interstate 10 in relation to a traffic violation. The 50-year-old Houston driver was pulled over around 8:00 a.m. on the highway.

As police approached the man’s vehicle, the odor of marijuana was detected. A search of the vehicle revealed a bag containing 2 kilos of cocaine, and approximately 115 pounds of marijuana were discovered in the back seat in two separate trash bags. These illegal drugs are valued at $250,000.

The Houston man was taken to the Calcasieu Correctional Center where he faces charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and possession of cocaine in excess of 400 grams. His bail was set at $70,000.

Please contact the Houston drug/narcotic defense lawyers of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C. by calling 713-222-0400 if you or someone you know has been accused of possessing illegal narcotics.