$90K worth of cocaine found in truck along I-35

Cocaine found hidden in a truck along I-35 in North Austin. (Austin Police Department)
Cocaine found hidden in a truck along I-35 in North Austin. (Austin Police Department)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A traffic stop along Interstate 35 in north Austin yielded nearly $100,000 worth of cocaine.

Austin police say they pulled over 37-year-old Pedro Garcia on Sunday, Sept. 25, around 6 p.m. While talking to Garcia, police say he “showed deception” and asked if they could search his Ford F-350.

Narcotics K9 Emma did a search of the vehicle and identified possible narcotics inside the truck. The truck was taken to a mechanic shop for further inspection. Police say once the vehicle was thoroughly examined, they found four packages of cocaine in the front-end of the truck.

Police say the total weight of the drugs was 3 kilograms with an estimated street value of $90,000. Garcia was booked into Travis County jail where he awaits transfer to federal custody for narcotics trafficking charges.

37-year-old Pedro Garcia (Austin Police Department)
37-year-old Pedro Garcia (Austin Police Department)
K9 Emma helped with the drug bust. (Austin Police Department)
K9 Emma helped with the drug bust. (Austin Police Department)

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