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Calif. Traffic Stop Leads to $3.6M Coke Bust

The bust happened Monday when officers stopped a vehicle in the 6900 block of Atlantic Avenue in Long Beach

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    Long Beach police seized a pistol and cocaine after a traffic stop on Feb. 17, 2014.

    A traffic stop in California led to the arrest of a man on suspicion of possessing nearly 80 pounds of cocaine and a stolen car, police said.

    The bust happened Monday when officers stopped a vehicle in the 6900 block of Atlantic Avenue in Long Beach for a traffic violation, police said. The driver appeared nervous, police said. He was also driving without a license, officials said.

    A search of the vehicle turned up packaging material, evidence of possible narcotics dealing.

    "Officers found this to be highly suspicious," police said in a statement.

    Police said a search of the suspect's home turned up:

    • About 79 pounds of cocaine valued at up to $3.6 million,
    • More than 3 pounds of methamphetamine,
    • A pistol and ammunition,
    • Over $3,000 in cash,
    • A stolen vehicle.