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Traffic Stop in Crane Uncovers Cocaine in Hidden Compartment

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

CRANE - A routine traffic stop in Crane turns up over a hundred thousand dollars worth of cocaine.

Police arrested 48-year-old Juan Gualbert on Monday after pulling him over.

Officers pulled over the Corpus Christi man on south Gaston around 2:30.

The officer called in a K-9 unit from Odessa to do a check of the car.

After getting permission to the search the car, officers say the drug dog found five pounds of cocaine in a hidden compartment in the trunk behind the back seat.

We're told the street value for the coke is about $120,000.

Gualbert was turned over to federal authorities and federal charges are pending.

In addition to the drugs, authorities also seized his car.

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