Cocaine found in vehicle near Picacho Peak

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A 31-year old Tucson man is under arrest after Department of Public Safety Officers found 17.5 pounds of cocaine hidden in a compartment of his 1994 Honda. Jose Uriarte had been pulled over for a traffic violation on I-10 near Picacho Peak around 12:30 on Monday, November 17 when the drugs were discovered.

The cocaine has a street value of $160,000. Uriarte was booked into the Pinal County Jail in Florence on a charge of transportation and possession of cocaine for sale.