SWAT Team Arrests Local Man, Seizes Cocaine

By: Paul J. Gately Email
By: Paul J. Gately Email
SWAT officers arrested a local man after a traffic stop late Friday morning and seized a significant amount of cocaine.

(Photo by Christina Truong)

WACO (June 14, 2013)--Waco SWAT officers stopped a car just before noon Friday at West Waco Drive and North 17th Street, arrested a man and seized a significant amount of cocaine.

Waco police Drug Enforcement Unit officers surrounded the car after it stopped in the parking lot of a Dollar General Store.

Samuel Enqrique Lopez, 22, was arrested and was taken to the McLennan County Jail for booking just after noon.

Waco police Sgt. W.; Patrick Swanton said officers took more than 109 grams of a substance believed to be cocaine out of the vehicle.

Waco police K-9 units also assisted in the arrest

A police officer at the scene said major drug arrests like this one happen about once a week.

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