Sgt. Randy Thumann and his K9 partner Lobos located $1.6 million in cocaine hidden in an 18 wheeler Tuesday. Fayette County Sheriff Keith Korenek reports that Tuesday morning at 10:30 Thumann conducted a traffic stop on an 18 wheeler with a box trailer on Interstate 10 near Flatonia. After interviewing the driver, consent to search the vehicle was given. Lobos conducted a sweep of the outside of the truck and immediately alerted to the rear differential of the truck. The 18 wheeler was moved to the Precinct 3 building in Flatonia where 16 kilos of cocaine with a street value of $1.6 million were removed from the rear differential. Arrested and charged with Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance was 55 year old Steve Palmer of Sealy.
$1.6 MILLION IN COCAINE FOUND HIDDEN IN 18 WHEELER