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Two people arrested after more than $12,000-worth of cocaine found during traffic stop

Posted at 11:32 AM, Jul 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-30 12:32:05-04

SALADO, TX — A man and woman were arrested after more than $12,000-worth of cocaine was found during a traffic stop in Salado.

Around 9:45 p.m. on July 29, the Bell County Sheriff's Department Interdiction Unit conducted a traffic stop on northbound I-35 in Salado.

The driver, identified as Francisco Hedfelt of Edinburg, was found to have a felony warrant out of Hays County for burglary of a habitation.

A Temple PD K9 unit was requested, and an open-air search of the vehicle was conducted.

Deputies say after a positive alert from the K9, a search of the vehicle was conducted, and 12.2 oz of cocaine was located, along with 1.5 grams of crack cocaine. The 12.2 oz of cocaine has a street value of $12,200.

Hedfelt and a female passenger were transported to the Bell County Jail without incident. Deputies say charges are pending in regards to the drugs found.