Man finds nine pounds of cocaine in new car
By Associated Press, 11/20/02
ARTESIA, N.M. — A man who was trying to fix a car he bought at a police auction discovered more than he paid for — bundles of cocaine.
The man notified the Pecos Valley Drug Task Force on Nov. 12 that he found packages of drugs under the vehicle’s console when he started to repair the emergency brake.
The packages contained about 9.7 pounds of cocaine, authorities said.
The man, whose name was not released, bought the 1992 car in Las Cruces earlier this month. He knew from auction information that the vehicle had been seized by the Las Cruces-Dona Ana County Metro Narcotics Agency in June 2001 and had been forfeited.