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7 kilos of cocaine seized during traffic stop in Orange County

Officers found seven kilograms of cocaine in a hidden compartment underneath the vehicle, according to a news release.

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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Credit: Orange County Sheriff's Office
Credit: Orange County Sheriff's Office
Credit: Orange County Sheriff's Office

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.

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