LOS LUNAS, N.M. (KRQE) - Valencia County sheriff's deputies report hauling in 17 pounds of cocaine and a suspect after traffic stop near Los Lunas on Wednesday.
Deputies pulled over Marc Valdez on Interstate 25 near the Los Lunas exit after they said they saw him cut off a semi.
Valdez, 25, appeared nervous, and his hands were shaking, according to the officers.
That's when they looked in the back of his truck and found about 17 pounds of cocaine valued at $750,000 along with $4,000 in cash hidden in a CD case.
Valdez is charged with possession of a controlled substance.
Deputies say they're seeing a lot of drug smuggling along I-25 but added in this case Valdez didn't even try very hard to hide the drugs.
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