WEBSTER, MASS. (WHDH) - A Southbridge man caught with more than 240 grams of cocaine in Webster on Monday told police he was in the drive-thru at a local Burger King when the car in front of him dropped a bag of drugs, prompting him to pick it up, officials said.
Officers patrolling East Main Street stopped 27-year-old Luis Vega for speeding around 7:45 p.m. and observed him trying to throw what appeared to be a white bag containing a powdery substance into the open glove compartment, according to the Webster Police Department.
During a search of the car, police said officers also found two other larger baseball-sized bags filled with cocaine in the glove box.
Vega was placed under arrest and also found to be in possession of $689 cash, according to police. They said the cocaine weighed in at a little over 240 grams.
Vega is charged with speeding and trafficking cocaine. He was arraigned Tuesday in Dudley District Court and held on $10,040 bail.
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