VIDOR, Texas — A traffic stop in Orange County turned into a drug bust, and now two people are behind bars, according to a news release from the Orange County Sheriff's Office.
It happened Tuesday around 6:30 a.m. in the eastbound lanes along Interstate 10.
Officers found seven kilograms of cocaine in a hidden compartment underneath the vehicle, the release says.
The two inside the car were arrested for possession of a controlled substance, which is a first-degree felony.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office’s Narcotic Unit and the Vidor Police Department worked together in this investigation.
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From an Orange County Sheriff's Office news release...
On Tuesday, April 13, 2021 around 6:25am, the Orange County Narcotics Unit, along with the Vidor Police Department conducted a traffic stop eastbound on interstate 10 on a Nissan Armada.
During the stop, seven kilograms of cocaine was found in a hidden compartment underneath the vehicle.
The two occupants were placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance, a 1st degree felony.
Both subjects were transported to the Orange County Jail. The Orange County Sheriff's Office strives to combat the transportation of illegal narcotics in and through our county.