Routine Traffic Stop Leads To 3 Kilos Of Cocaine, Golden Gun


Photo: Port Arthur Police Department

A Texas man was arrested after a traffic stop in Port Arthur and multiple follow-up searches led to the discovery of $44,000. 6.6 lbs of cocaine, a rifle and a gold-plated handgun last week.

Humberto Anteverde was arrested and charged with manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, 12NewsNow.com reports.

Initially, police discovered a bundle wrapped in plastic containing a powdery white substance later proven to be cocaine during the traffic stop, which included Anteverde giving verbal consent for officers to search the vehicle.

A follow-up investigation led to police searching two residences, one in Port Arthur and one in Bridge City, which yielded $44,000, a rifle and an additional 4.4 lbs of cocaine.

Port Arthur Police released the following statement obtained by 12NewsNow.com in relation to the case:

"On September 16, 2021 at approximately 9:18am, a Port Arthur Police Officer conducted a traffic stop in the 2000 block of Woodworth Blvd., in reference to a vehicle speeding. When the officer approached the vehicle, the driver appeared very nervous. The officer received verbal consent to search his vehicle, and a plastic wrapped bundle containing 2.2 lbs. (1 kilo) of a solid white powdery substance believed to be cocaine, was located inside the vehicle."

Police also discovered the gold-plated pistol at the Bridge City residence, which was taken into the department and logged as evidence.

Local police are asking ay residents which information related to this or similar crimes to call 833-TIPS (8477) or download the P3Tips App on their mobile device to submit a tip anonymously.

Anyone providing information to Crime Stoppers of Southeast Texas leading to an arrest may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.


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