Merced, Calif. (CNN/KXAN) — Police find drugs all the time during traffic searches. Where they find them is often left to one’s imagination.
But Thursday, a few boxes of cereal led to one man’s arrest.
At first, an officer pulled over 45-year-old Jose Cardenas for driving with illegally tinted windows. Such an offense only warrants a ticket, but the officer had other suspicions for criminal activity.
Soon after, a search of the car revealed children’s cereal boxes containing kilos of cocaine, which were confiscated.
The amount totaled a quarter million dollar’s worth.