$800K worth of cocaine found in secret compartment

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A driver stopped in Johnston County on Friday night was reportedly caught with $800,000 worth of cocaine found in a secret compartment.

A Johnston County deputy stopped a vehicle in the westbound lanes of Interstate 40 between Benson and McGee’s Crossroads. During a search of the vehicle, 8 kilos of cocaine were located inside a hidden compartment in the car.

The driver, 35 year-old Jose Luis Carranza of Mexico, was charged with trafficking cocaine. Carranza was confined in the Johnston County Jail under a $700,000 bond.

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