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Cocaine found in diaper bag in Fayette County

28 pounds of cocaine seized during traffic stop

LA GRANGE, Texas – The Fayette County Sheriff's Office Narcotics K-9 Unit seized about 28 pounds of cocaine, some of which was found in a child's diaper bag, officials said.

The seizure was made during a traffic stop Wednesday at 2:15 p.m. on Interstate 10 East at Mile Marker 660, officials said.

Officials said a couple in a Ford Escape gave Sgt. Randy Thumann conflicting stories, were extremely nervous and there were signs in the vehicle of narcotics trafficking.

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After getting consent to search the vehicle, Thumann and his K-9 partner, Lobos, found the cocaine the diaper bag and in the center console of the SUV, officials said.

The cocaine had a street value of $1.3 million.

The driver, a 27-year-old Mexican national, was arrested, officials said.

His wife and two young children were released, officials said.


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