A trucker from Texas is in jail after two Massachusetts State Police officers found roughly 30 kilos of cocaine in the cab of his truck during a search Sunday, May 24th.
According to court documents, the troopers pulled over the trucker after seeing it cut off another truck and speed on a ramp between Interstate 84 and the Massachusetts Turnpike. According to intiial reporting by the Worchester Telegram, the state police officers called the FBI shortly after stopping the trucker and searching the truck.
According to court documents, the troopers discovered 30 bricks of narcotics in two boxes along with seven cell phones, and an empty gun case. Police arrested the driver, Javier Robledo Perez, and called the FBI, notifying them of the find. Field tests on the suspected drugs came back positive for the presence of cocaine, FBI Agent Bradley Gullicksrud said in the police affidavit.
Perez, who, according to court documents, is a U.S. citizen from Dallas, is charged in U.S. District Court in Worcester with one count of possession with intent to distribute five or more kilograms of cocaine.