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Madison police find 24 pounds of cocaine in Texas man’s vehicle

Roberto Escobar
Photo courtesy of the Madison Police Department

A Texas man has been arrested after traveling in Mississippi with a large quantity of cocaine in his vehicle.

On Thursday, members of the Criminal Interdiction Task Force conducted a traffic stop in the city of Madison on Interstate 55 northbound near the 109-mile marker. Roberto Antonio Escobar of El Paso was stopped driving a 2014 Freightliner for careless driving.

During the traffic stop, officers became suspicious of additional criminal activity. Madison police K-9 officer “Ira” alerted officers to the presence of narcotics during a search of the tractor-trailer.

Approximately 24 pounds of cocaine was discovered concealed inside the truck.

Escobar was arrested for aggravated trafficking of a controlled substance and careless driving. He is currently being detained at the Madison County Detention Center.

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