2.6 lbs Cocaine, 220 lbs Marijuana Seized After Traffic Stop
WILMORE, Ky. (WKYT) - Wilmore police say they have seized a massive amount of drugs following a traffic stop.
Police say they stopped a vehicle for speeding around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. An officer found 2.6 pounds of cocaine in the car, investigators said.
After getting a search warrant for the driver's house nearby on Woodspointe Way, police said they found more than 220 pounds of marijuana packaged for resale.
Investigators say Jose Edgar Chavez Gomez, 29, is now charged with trafficking cocaine and marijuana along with possession of drug paraphernalia.
Police also seized $25,000 in cash and the Jaguar that Gomez was driving.
Police said they had never had any problems with Gomez before.
“He was pretty low key," said Sgt. Nelson Shrout with Wilmore Police. "This agency had never had any contact with him. Yesterday was the first contact we’d ever had with him. I think he may have had some misdemeanor charges in the past but nothing that would’ve made us focus on him or his residence or anything like that.”
This is now considered the largest drug bust in the department's history.