25 kilograms of cocaine seized in OhioPosted on January 18, 2007
A California man will appear in the Shelby County Municipal court tomorrow after Ohio State Highway Troopers seized 25 kilos of cocaine, valued at $2.5 million, during a traffic stop on Interstate 75 in Shelby County. Carlos Garcia, 37, of LaPuente, California, will be charged with trafficking of cocaine, a first-degree felony. Troopers stopped a 2000 Freightliner driven by Garcia, for an improper lane violation northbound on Interstate 75, near mile post 89, in Shelby County at 10:42 a.m. A Shelby County drug-detecting canine alerted to the vehicle and a probable cause search revealed 25 kilos of cocaine in the trailer. Garcia was incarcerated in the Shelby County Jail pending his hearing in the Shelby County Municipal Court.