POSTED: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 8:38am
UPDATED: Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 1:45pm
With the help of two K-9's, police seized over 14 pounds of cocaine worth more than $100,000.
It didn't come from a crime stopper tip. Actually, the Brownsville police officer wasn't looking for drugs when he stopped a car on Boca Chica last night.
"An officer noticed that a vehicle had committed several traffic infractions. The officer proceeded to make a stop on the vehicle."
The driver was pulled over on the 1800 block of Boca Chica Boulevard near the expressway at around six last night. Inside the car were brother and sister: 17-year-old Everardo Flores Rodriguez and 25-year-old Mayra Flores Rodriguez.
"While interviewing the driver, the officer noticed some inconsistencies as to the direction the driver was heading."
The police officer noticed the pair acting very suspicious so he decided to call for assistance: 2 K-9 units to search the car for potential drugs.
"Immediately DJ alerted to the dashboard of the vehicle."
When officers opened the dashboard, they found five bundles of a white powdery substance that turned out to be cocaine. After weighing those bundles, it turned out that the pair had 14 ½ lbs of cocaine police believe were going to be distributed. The street value of 14 ½ lbs of cocaine? About $120,000.
The pair faced a judge this morning and was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. Both brother and sister received a $100,000 dollar bond.