Navarro County: Wrong-way driver caught with cocaine

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NAVARRO COUNTY, Texas (KWTX) A man with a Dallas address who may be in the country illegally, was arrested for cocaine possession after driving the wrong way down a feeder road in Navarro County, according to officials.

Jose Arocha, 34, is charged with possession of a controlled substance and tampering with evidence, both felonies.

Arocha remained in the Navarro County Jail Thursday on an immigration hold with bonds totaling $30,000.

According to Sheriff Elmer Tanner, deputies seized an estimated 7 grams of cocaine during the stop on the I-45 west service road near Angus around 11:50 p.m. Wednesday.

Tanner said deputies spotted a man driving on the wrong side of the road.

When they approached the vehicle, the driver threw two plastic baggies out of the passenger-side door, Tanner said.

The white powdery substance later tested positive for cocaine, he said.