Kansas police find $450,000 in cocaine in truck's drive shaft

JUNCTION CITY | A Junction City police officer and a police dog are being credited with finding $450,000 in cocaine inside the drive shaft of a pickup truck.

Police Chief Tim Brown says officer Nick Blake stopped a U-Haul truck Saturday on Interstate 70 for a traffic violation. A police dog alerted to a pickup truck on a car hauler.

Brown says when the drive shaft of the truck was cut open, officers found a plastic pipe packed with about 4.5 kilos of cocaine. Brown estimated the value of the cocaine at $450,000.

A 28-year-old man from Anaheim, Calif., was arrested and is being held in the Geary County jail on $500,000 bond.