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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