|State trooper seizes 10 lbs. of cocaine in traffic stop|
|Faith Huffman | News-Telegram News Editor|
Nov. 27, 2006 - A 34-year-old Fort Worth man was being held at the county jail Monday morning on charges related to 10 pounds of cocaine found in a concealed compartment in his vehicle.
Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Brian Worley stopped the blue pickup the man was in at the 131 mile marker on Interstate 30 west for driving on the improved shoulder.
The man was noted to be "extremely nervous," arousing the trooper's suspicion. Worley reported after talking with the man that "his stories about his travels were not logical," resulting in the trooper obtaining the man's permission to search the vehicle.
The man was taken into custody after the trooper found a false compartment behind the rear seat. The vehicle was taken to the Hopkins County Sheriff's Office for further investigation. Hopkins County Sheriff's Cpl. Eddie Moon ran his canine, Jack, around the truck, and the dog gave a positive alert on the compartment for contraband.
The officers removed 10 pounds of cocaine from the truck compartment. The man was placed under arrest on the charge.