$1.2M worth of cocaine found in trash bag in Fayette County

K9 Lobos and Fayette County Sheriff Sgt. Randy Thumann and the cocaine they found in a trash bag on Jan. 9, 2017. (Fayette County Sheriff's Office)
K9 Lobos and Fayette County Sheriff Sgt. Randy Thumann and the cocaine they found in a trash bag on Jan. 9, 2017. (Fayette County Sheriff's Office)

FAYETTE COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — Authorities in Fayette County discovered more than $1 million worth of cocaine in a trash bag Monday morning.

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says Sgt. Randy Thumann and his K9 partner Lobos pulled over a Chevy Tahoe on Interstate 10 for a traffic violation. Sgt. Thumann believed the driver, Nestor Zuniga-Castro, 40, was nervous and had conflicting stories.

Zuniga-Castro gave the officer consent to search the vehicle, where on the floorboard he found a large trash bag containing approximately 12 kilograms of cocaine. The cocaine has a street value of approximately $1.2 million.

The driver was arrested for felony drug possession and taken to the Fayette County Jail.

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