Webb County Sheriff's Office seizes 25 pounds of cocaine

37-year-old Juan Sergio Sandoval Jr

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - A man is facing charges after authorities find roughly 25 pounds of illegal narcotics during a routine traffic stop.

The Webb County Sheriff’s Office arrested 37-year-old Juan Sergio Sandoval Jr and charged him with possession of a controlled substance.

The incident happened on Monday, February 11th when sheriff’s deputies conducted a traffic stop on a red Ford Ranger at the 1100 block of Hidalgo Street.

Deputies decided to search the vehicle after a canine alerted to the presence of illegal narcotics.

When authorities searched the vehicle they found 10 bundles of alleged cocaine.

The cocaine weighed about 25 pounds and had an estimated street value of $250,000.

Sandoval was taken to the Webb County Jail on a $65,000 bond.