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Authorities: Fla. man found with $850K in cocaine in West Texas

Published On: Oct 17 2013 03:54:16 PM CDT
Updated On: Oct 17 2013 03:54:24 PM CDT

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) -

Authorities say a Florida man has been arrested in West Texas after more than 25 pounds of cocaine valued at over $850,000 was found in his car.
    
Glenn Nolan Richards of Sunrise, Fla., was stopped for a traffic violation Tuesday evening on Interstate 40 outside Conway, about 25 miles east of Amarillo. The Texas Department of Public Safety says a trooper discovered nine bundles of cocaine in the doors of the vehicle. DPS says more than $12,000 in cash also was found.
    
Authorities say the cocaine was being transported from West Covina, Calif., to Sunrise.
    
The 69-year-old Richards was charged with money laundering and possession of a controlled substance. He was taken to the Carson County jail where he remained Thursday.
    
Jail records did not indicate an attorney for him.