Task Forces Seizes Two and a Half Pounds Cocaine; Three ArrestedMar 12th, 2012 | By Submitted | Category: Crime, Front Page
Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that on Tuesday the 6th day of March 2012 at 11:50 AM, agents of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Drug Taskforce stopped a 2002 Dodge Ram truck traveling east bound on interstate 10 in Madison County. The 2002 Dodge Truck was stopped for a speeding violation. The truck was being driven by a Misael Deleon Nunez, DOB: 04/29/1970, address unknown, and occupied by one illegal immigrant.
While taking enforcement actions for the traffic violation, agents detected signs of deception and criminal activity. Agents requested consent to search and permission was granted. During the search agents noticed that the trucks engine oil pan showed signs of recent tampering.
The truck was relocated to complete the search by draining the oil and removing the oil pan to discover two and a half pounds of 99% pure cocaine from inside the oil pan. The oil pan had been modified to accommodate the cocaine. The United States Drug Enforcement Administration was contacted to assist in the investigation. The investigation led agents to Gainesville Florida where a third man was arrested. All three subjects were secured in Alachua County Jail and the Drug Enforcement Administration will present the case for federal prosecution.