"Police Didn't Have to Go Far to Find $400,000 Worth of Cocaine - It Was in an Undercover Car They'd Been Driving for Two Months"

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago

If not for pencil-necked Oklahoma, Kansas would share a border with Texas. But the two states shared a laugh today, as the Kansas City Star told its readers about a couple of flat-footed Dallas cops who've been driving around with a gigantic stash of coke. At least technically, the Class A drug wasn't theirs. "An officer cleaning the car at a patrol station Wednesday discovered the nearly 50 pounds of cocaine hidden in hydraulically controlled compartments. 'These compartments have recently been more and more popular with drug operations,' said Deputy Chief Julian Bernal, commander of the Narcotics Division. Dallas police put the two-door, 2004 black Infiniti into police service May 7 after seizing it at a drug house, where they also found a 1999 Honda." And the Honda's important because…? "The Honda was sold at auction. Bernal said police planned to contact the person who bought the Honda to find out whether drugs are hidden in that car, too. They are also trying to find out who owned the cocaine they have been driving around." Sounds like a plan to me.

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  • 210delray 210delray on Jul 11, 2008

    Well, there are stupid crook stories (like the putative bank robber who used the back of his own deposit slip to demand the money), and we have stupid cop stories like this one. I still think we ought to legalize most of these drugs for use in supervised clinics. Our current cat-and-mouse game is costing mucho buckos and ain't working as far as I can tell.

  • AJ AJ on Jul 11, 2008

    Well that Infiniti is a fine donation to the police, and I'm sure they were quick to get that out on the streets over what they usually have to drive.

  • Shaker Shaker on Jul 11, 2008

    Brings a new spin to "toot the horn."

  • Skor Skor on Jul 12, 2008

    I'll bet the dude who bought the Honda was pleasantly surprised when he found out his car came with a rebate.