Backpack found filled with bricks of cocaine in Pharr
Fri, 24 May 2013 19:26:17 GMT —
Two men are expected to face a judge after authorities allegedly found several bricks of cocaine inside a backpack.
It all happened during a traffic stop in Pharr around 7 p.m. Thursday.
The Hidalgo County High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) Task Force is investigating the incident.
A Hidalgo County Precinct 3 deputy constable with the HIDTA task force pulled over a 2005 Ford Escape for an alleged traffic violation.
The deputy constable allegedly recognized the driver from a previous investigation.
A K-9 officer called to the scene detected the presence of drugs inside the mini-SUV.
Authorities searched the vehicle and found four bricks with 10 pounds of cocaine inside a backpack that was placed in a bag.
Investigators arrested both the driver and his passsenger under first-degree felony possession of a controlled substance charges.
The two men are expected to be arraigned before Hidalgo County Justice of the Peace Rosa Trevio on Friday afternoon.