Traffic stop nets $1.25M worth of cocaine

December 4, 2009 12:40:14 PM PST
A traffic stop initiated by a Harris County Sheriff's deputy nets 50 kilos of cocaine with a street value of about $1.25 million. According to the sheriff's department, a deputy with a K-9 officer stopped a driver in the 10300 block of Fairmont Parkway for a reported traffic violation. During the traffic stop, Deputy Hoyt noticed that the driver seemed nervous.

During a sweep of the vehicle, officials say the dog detected two bags of narcotics in the backseat. Each bag contained 25 kilos of cocaine.

The driver, identified as Ramiro Buentello, 56, of Houston, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

The investigation is ongoing to determine the origin and destination of the drugs. No other details are available at this time.