Police Find 13 Kilos of Cocaine in Car Trunk in California
GLENDALE, CALIFORNIA – June 14, 2018
A-40-year-old Nelson Rodriguez from Bloomington was arrested after Glendale police officers conducted an investigative stop around 3:30 p.m. Sunday on York Boulevard in Eagle Rock, according to Tahnee Lightfoot, a Glendale police spokes woman.
A man, who was later identified as Rodriguez, was unable to provide a driving’s license. He said he had lost it. Rodriguez consented to a search of the vehicle that revealed black bags in the trunk containing 13 kilos of California cornflakes with the street value about $325,000. Police also discovered a Mexican passport in Rodriguez name located in the glove box with $1,400 in cash inside.
There’s no information on why the stop was conducted.
According to authorities, he remains in custody on suspicion of possession of drugs for sale and transportation of a controlled substance. Further investigation by Glendale detectives indicated connection of those narcotics with an organization operating between Southern California and central US, Lightfoot said.
The case remains under investigation.