TCSO recovers 29 pounds of cocaine during traffic stop

Published 7:35 pm Monday, June 15, 2020

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The Troup County Sheriff’s Office recovered 29 pounds of cocaine in a hidden compartment in a vehicle during a traffic stop Saturday.

Roberto Pacheco-Diaz, Jose Zarata, and Ramiro Rojas-Zarquin were charged with trafficking cocaine, according to a press release from TCSO. Pacheco-Diaz, Zarata and Rojas-Zarquin are being held at the Troup County Jail with no bond.

At approximately 1:54 a.m., Lt. Nathan Taylor stopped a 2009 Ford F-150 on Interstate 85 near mile marker 12 for a traffic violation. During the stop, TCSO said Taylor observed behavior consistent with criminal activity and obtained consent to search the vehicle. During the search, he located an aftermarket hidden compartment that contained the cocaine.