Police seize 2 kilos of cocaine in I-30 traffic stop
Faith Huffman | News-Telegram News Editor

Nov. 30, 2005 -- Police made one felony arrest after finding 2 kilograms of cocaine in a vehicle during an Interstate 30 traffic stop Tuesday night.

According to Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jim Bayuk, the stop mirrored numerous others made by interdiction officers.

Sgt. Buddy Williams stopped an eastbound van with Indiana license plates at about 9:40 p.m. at the 118 mile marker for a traffic violation. The lone occupant of the van, identified as 26-year-old Jesus Molina of Fort Worth, was noted to behave in an extremely nervous manner and gave Williams “conflicting stories” while speaking with the officer.

Williams retrieved his canine partner, Atos, from his patrol vehicle to conduct a search around the van. The dog gave a positive alert for contraband on vehicle. A close inspection resulted in Williams finding two bricks, weighing about 1 kilogram or about 2.2 pounds each, in a concealed compartment under Molina's seat in van, according to Bayuk.

Molina was arrested and booked into the county jail for felony possession of cocaine. The Ford Windstar was impounded by police.

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