Ten Pounds of Cocaine Seized in Wednesday Drug Bust

5:52 PM, Apr 23, 2010   |    comments
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  • Macon Police Officer Jason Kellum with his dog Rita
  • Four killograms of cocaine were found in a drug bust on Wednesday
  • Kendrick Mincey was arrested on drug trafficking charges after her was found with ten pounds of cocaine in his car.

It was a bust so big, it required help from man's best friend.

Macon Police Officer Jason Kellum made a routine traffic stop Wednesday night around 10 p.m. after a 2000 Nissan Maxima failed to signal while changing lanes. He said he first noticed the Maxima because of its dark tinted windows. He then noticed the driver begin driving erratically. When the driver nearly hit the guard rail, he hit the lights.

He said that was when his canine partner, a German Shepherd named Rita, did an outside sweep of the vehicle to sniff for drugs. What she smelled made her try to jump through the passenger side window. Ten pounds of cocaine, concealed in an empty dog food bag, sat on the passenger side floor board.

Kellum arrested 32-year-old Kendrick Mincey of Ellenwood on cocaine trafficking charges. He is being held at the Bibb County Jail.

According to Lt. Kelley Monroe, the cocaine has a street value of over $400,000.

"I've been a member of the narcotics unit since 2005 and this is the largest single seizure that has happened since I've been here," said Monroe.

"If there's such a thing in life, this was a random traffic stop. Thank the good lord that we were able to seize four kilograms of cocaine and keep it from harming someone's family," said Kellum.  

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