Man charged after cocaine found in truck tire

Posted at 3:40 PM, Jul 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-18 16:40:27-04

DICKSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WTVF)  — A man is facing charges after a drug bust found cocaine hidden inside a spare truck tire.

Agents with the 23rd Judicial Drug Task Force stopped a truck driven by Martin Jaquez on I-40 in Dickson County for speeding.

Court documents say Jaquez was breathing rapidly and was very talkative, when he was approached by law enforcement.

A toddler, two juveniles and two women were also in the truck with Jaquez.

Task Force Director Brian Beasley says 13 kilograms of cocaine were found hidden in the rental truck Jaquez was driving.

Cocaine was found in inside the tailgate as well as the spare tire. The estimated weight of the cocaine is more than 28 pounds.

Marijuana was also found inside a suitcase.

Vaquez was booked in the Dickson County Jail.