The CHP has taken thousands of dollars of drugs off the streets that were allegedly hidden in children’s cereal boxes
Officers say a patrolman pulled over Jose Cardenas, 45, of Modesto Thursday afternoon on Highway 99 at Le Grand Road in Merced for having illegally tinted windows.
The CHP says the officer suspected something criminal and searched the car. They say he found three cereal boxes, each filled with one kilogram of cocaine. The driver was arrested and booked into the Merced County Jail.
The CHP says the average price of a kilogram of cocaine is $28,000. Broken down and sold per gram, each cereal box would be worth $80,000.