Police seize two kilograms of cocaine, gold-plated pistol and nearly $44,000 in cash in house searches after routine traffic stop of ‘nervous’ man in Texas
- Humberto Anteverde, 29, was caught speeding in Port Arthur on Thursday
- Cops found a kilo of cocaine in the car after he had them searched
- They later discovered another kilogram of coke, a rifle, a gold-plated pistol, and nearly $44,000 in cash from two nearby homes in the area.
- A kilo of cocaine, once outside of South America, costs $10K to $20K
- The glittering gold-plated pistol had a wreath design on the barrel
- Anteverde was charged with the production and supply of a controlled substance
- The charge is punishable by 15 to 99 years in prison and a $250,000 fine
Humberto Anteverde, 29, was arrested Thursday for speeding in Port Arthur, Texas, where police found a kilogram of coke in his car
Texas police officers seized a gold-plated pistol, two kilograms of cocaine and about $44,000 in cash during a routine check.
Humberto Anteverde, 29, “seemed very nervous” when he was arrested for speeding at 9:18 a.m. Thursday, according to Port Arthur police.
He turned out to have a good reason for this, because officers found a kilo of cocaine in the car when they received verbal permission to search the car.
Officers followed the stop by searching two houses.
At a house in Port Arthur, about 90 miles east of Houston, they found $44,000 in cash, a second kilogram of coke and a rifle.
Officers discovered a gold-plated pistol at a house in neighboring Bridge City.
Police later found a glittering, gold-plated pistol with a wreath design on the barrel after searching two homes in a follow-up investigation into the traffic stop
The searches turned up a second kilo of a ‘solid white powdery substance’ at another house
Anteverde was eventually arrested for manufacturing and supplying a controlled substance, a felony punishable by 15 to 99 years in prison and a fine of up to a quarter of a million dollars.
Photos from the seizure show the glittering pistol adorned with leaves and other garish designs.
The mysterious ‘solid white powdery substance’, which later tested positive for cocaine, showed a densely packed block inscribed with ‘A-7’.
A kilo of cocaine, once shipped outside of South America, can cost anywhere from 10 to $20,000, according to Business Insider.
Anteverde was arrested for manufacturing and supplying a controlled substance greater than or equal to 400 grams. He was transported to Jefferson County Correction Facility.
The charge is punishable by 15 years to 99 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000, under Texas law.
One kilogram equals 1,000 grams, meaning Anteverde was well over the limit for a lower load.