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Man lands in jail after borrowing friend’s car that contained $450,000 worth of drugs

By Mason White 12:27 PM April 1, 2014
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By: Sanvi Rizvi
A man borrowed his friend’s car, but failed to inspect it.

He did not realize that the tail light was not working.

A Rosenberg, Texas, police officer pulled the man over for the faulty tail light about 8:00 p.m. on Thursday.

According to the police report, the police officer observed a 2008 Ford pickup traveling northbound in the 24000 block of US Highway 59 with a defective tail light.

A traffic stop was conducted for the traffic violation.
However, the officer soon discovered that the driver was not the registered owner of the vehicle.

While talking to the driver, officer Anthony Schnacky received the driver’s consent to search the vehicle using the police K-9.

The dog alerted the officer to the hidden compartment in the rear passenger area. Once the compartment was opened, the officer found 15 kilograms of cocaine.

The cocaine was valued at an estimated street value of $450,000. The man was arrested and the van was seized. The investigation is ongoing.