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Texas Trucker Caught With Nearly $5 Million in Cocaine

A truck driver from South Texas was arrested after authorities caught him allegedly trying to smuggle 132 pounds of cocaine.

According to Orange County Jail records, M. Cano Moreno, 30, of Alamo, was in custody on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.

On Thursday, Feb. 11, Moreno was arrested following a traffic stop that occurred on Interstate 10 in Southeast Texas.

Investigators said that they found about 60 bundles of a white powdery substance on Moreno’s rig, all of which tested positive for cocaine. According to the sheriff’s department, the 132 pounds of cocaine that was found has a street value of $4.8 million, if not more.

Moreno’s bond was set for $200,000.

Possession of a Controlled Substance Texas

The offense of possession of a controlled substance can be found in Sections 481.115 through 481.118 of the Texas Healthy and Safety Code.

Under these sections, the punishment for the offense varies based on the quantity and type (which schedule the drug is categorized under) of drug. For example, Schedule 1 and IA drugs are the most serious.

Under Sec. 481.115 of the Texas Health and Safety Code, a Penalty Group 1 drug offense (including cocaine) involving 400 grams or more is a first degree felony, punishably by 10 to 99 years in prison or life imprisonment and a fine not to exceed $100,000.

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