MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (WHNT) — Law enforcement officials with Colbert and Madison Counties say they found 22 pounds of uncut cocaine on Wednesday.
On Wednesday, June 8, authorities worked a search warrant at the home of Victor Hernandez Garcia.
At a home on 6th Street in Muscle Shoals, authorities found the 22 pounds of uncut cocaine, along with two pounds of methamphetamines, scales, baggies, weapons and $29,601 in cash.
The 22 pounds of uncut cocaine is valued at $375,000 but after being cut with baking soda or other compounds, the street value rises to over $1,500,000, according to the Colbert County Sheriff’s Office.
Curtis Burns, Director of the Colbert County Drug Task Force, told News 19 that cases like this are very rare for places like Colbert County.
“10 kilos of cocaine would be a large bust even in a large city, but especially here,” Burns said.
Garcia is being held on a $50,000 bond at the Colbert County Jail.