Officers seize $1 million in cocaine in Mississippi

1 year 8 months 2 weeks ago Monday, February 04 2019 Feb 4, 2019 February 04, 2019 6:06 AM February 04, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

BRANDON, Miss. (AP) - 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.

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.

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