County narcotics officers recover $100,000.00 in cocaine
Orange County narcotics officers found $100,000.00 in cocaine hidden in a secret compartment during a traffic stop along Interstate 10, Wednesday.
At approximately 11 p.m., Oct. 15, Lt. Robert Strause and Sgt. Joel Stinnett of the Orange County Narcotics Division stopped a black Volkswagen bearing Florida Tags on IH-10. The speeding car failed to maintain a single lane, drawing the attention of the two officers.
Both occupants were interviewed after the driver appeared nervous.
A search of the vehicle revealed a hidden compartment welded under the fender. Inside the compartment, investigators located approximately five kilograms of cocaine with a street value of $100,00.00 according to Lt. Strause.