If coffee doesn’t do the job, a cereal box full of cocaine definitely will. That’s what Efren Zuniga, 19 and Jose Moreno, 24 must have had in mind when they decided to smuggle drugs inside of a box of Honey Golden Grahams, or this case, “Golden Grams.”
The “clever” pair were caught by Crescent City, Fla. police officers in Putnam County during a routine traffic stop. The officers discovered a little more than they bargained for in the back of their vehicle. According to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, Zuniga and Moreno had more than 500 grams of cocaine wrapped up in a cereal box.
Authorities said they had help from a K-9 named Axel, who sniffed out the drugs after the suspects were pulled over for a faulty equipment violation. Deputies said the amount of cocaine has a street value of $14,000 to $16,000.
“Because of the thoroughness of the deputies involved in this traffic stop, a great deal of drugs never made it to the streets of Putnam County,” Sheriff Jeff Hardy said in an interview with News4JAX.
Zuniga and Moreno are charged with trafficking cocaine. They are being held in the Putnam County Jail on a bond of $150,000.