Texas officers find $500K of cocaine in radiator
by Associated Press Wire
February 11, 2013 03:00 PM | 429 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
WEIMAR, Texas (AP) — East Texas law officers have confiscated about $500,000 worth of cocaine hidden in a false compartment of a vehicle’s radiator.

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office on Monday announced the drug bust and the arrest of two people from Lakeway, Fla.

A traffic stop Friday on Interstate 10 several miles east of Weimar (WY’-mer) led to a search. A Texas trooper noticed the radiator appeared to have been altered. A drug-sniffing dog located packages with more than 20 pounds of cocaine.

The Colorado County Sheriff’s Office says 43-year-old Marciano Moreno and his 52-year-old wife Maria were being held Monday on charges of manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance. Bond was set at $25,000. Jail records didn’t list attorneys for the pair.

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