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Today's "police find $400,000 of cocaine in their undercover car" story comes from Dallas.

An officer cleaning the car at a patrol station Wednesday discovered the nearly 50 pounds of cocaine carefully hidden in hydraulically controlled compartments.

"These compartments have recently been more and more popular with drug operations," said Deputy Chief Julian Bernal, commander of the narcotics division.

Dallas police put the two-door 2004 black Infiniti into police service on May 7 after seizing it at a drug house. It had been found at a drug house earlier this year along with a 1999 Honda.

Bernal said the narcotics division searched both the vehicles and found nothing unusual after the seizure. The Honda was sold at auction.

This security camera was recovered from the car:

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  1. And how well would this excuse work for some poor “civilian” caught with drugs in a car he bought at police auction?

    “ON THE GROUND, MOTHERFUCKER!”

  2. And how well would this excuse work for some poor “civilian” caught with drugs in a car he bought at police auction?

    A conviction for possession with intent to distribute. 20 years minimum.

  3. This story can’t be true. There’s no way a cop would willingly hand over 50 pounds of blow that was never entered into evidence.

    However, it does make me think of “The Gang Gets Whacked” episode of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

  4. Dave,

    Did Radley assign you to his beat after pissing off the Senator Obama worshipers yesterday? 😉

  5. The cops couldn’t have known the coke was in that compartment. If they had, it would have been sold or used by now.

  6. And how well would this excuse work for some poor “civilian” caught with drugs in a car he bought at police auction?

    I have little sympathy to people who who willfully and with full knowledge beforehand go to a fence and buy stolen goods.

  7. It would be fucking awesome to find that much blow in a car you just bought. I would not sleep for the next 30 years.

  8. Another isolated incident?

  9. ed,

    If Dave used that line after getting this deep into Radley territory I am not sure any of us would survive the shitstorm that would follow.

  10. You could make the funniest comedy in years out of Dallas government.

  11. The Honda was sold at auction.

    The buyer must be shitting bricks right about now.

  12. Wish I could find the clip of the car search in The French Connection.

  13. You don’t tear up a car that you want to sell at auction.

  14. Wish I could find the clip of the car search in The French Connection.

    I remember that scene vividly. The way they showed the car being taken apart there was no way that anybody other than an expert restoration shop could have put it back together properly in less than several weeks or more.

  15. Completely unrelated, but I thought this was a funny/pathetic police policing the police story.

    http://www.nola.com/news/t-p/frontpage/index.ssf?/base/news-11/1215581517233070.xml&coll=1&thispage=1

  16. UPDATE:
    The Honda buyer abruptly quit his job three weeks ago. His whereabouts are unknown.

  17. If I were to stumble on 50 pounds of blow, I wouldn’t even begin to know how to move it. I’d probably wind up flushing it.

    The last thing I’d do would be to go to the cops with it, though.

  18. The buyer must be shitting bricks right about now.

    ABout 50 pounds worth. Bad coke will do that to you, especially when it’s cut with laxatives.

  19. Ska,

    ROFLMAO!!!

  20. I’m glad someone got my pun.

  21. I wouldn’t even begin to know how to move it.

    Into your face via air-pressure differential.

  22. You all do realize that according to the latest calculations of narcs the actual amount of coke was probably only 50 grams and they post its street value as $400,000.

    Now tell me how 50 POUNDS of coke is only worth 400K while 110 POUNDS of “hydro,” is worth 4.7 million? Last time I heard coke was supposed to me much more expensive than weed.

    Funny math at its finest.

  23. Into your face via air-pressure differential.

    I was never a big coke fan. I was more into the classic hippy drugs – pot and psychedelics.

  24. When I saw that DPD article this morning, I laughed out loud. Seeing the NOLA link Russ2000 provided, I almost want to cry. As a person who grew up in NOLA, I know that the system is as corrupt as they come. But, the powder blue cops used to be so friendly and I actually had more than one pull me over for speeding after a night of clubbing and actually follow me home to be sure I was driving safely. (No, they weren’t invited inside.) The blue shirted Guidry seems sort of reminiscent of that time. Sadly, it’s no longer that way.

    My daughter, who now lives in NOLA, called me last week asking about how to handle a narcotics checkpoint she saw that she would have to pass on the way home from her destination. Her husband smokes (she doesn’t) and she wanted to know if she could go to jail if she refused consent for a search. Her reasoning was that she could never be sure if there was a seed on the floorboard and didn’t want to risk it with her kiddos in the car. I told her to find an alternate route because while technically she shouldn’t go to jail for refusal, she might.

    It’s really pretty fucking sad these days.

  25. oops, should have said DMN article on the DPD

  26. I’m with you, RC. I never understood the appeal of this particular drug. But to each his own.

  27. I was never a big coke fan.

    You don’t use a fan, you use a rolled up $100 bill, so I have heard.

  28. Chip Bok is funnier than that video.

  29. I f*cking LOVE this car!

    I f*cking love it! Don’t you love it?!? I f*cking LOVE this car!

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