The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, along with the help of their K9 partner Lobos, made a major drug bust Monday- discovering $1.2 million in cocaine during a traffic stop.
On Monday just after 11:50 a.m., Sgt. Randy Thumann and Lobos stopped a Chevy Tahoe on Interstate 10 at the 658 mile-marker for a traffic violation.
Sgt. Thumann made contact with the driver and passenger and observed conflicting stories and extremely abnormal, nervous behavior. Consent to search the vehicle was given, at which time Sgt. Thumann and his partner David Smith located a large trash bag lying on the floor containing approximately 12 kilos of cocaine.
The sheriff's office says the cocaine has a street value of approximately $1.2 million dollars. The driver, 40-year-old Nestor Zuniga-Castro, of Brownsville, was arrested for felony drug possession and taken to the Fayette County Jail.