On Monday, July 23rd at 7:45PM, Webster Police observed a car speeding on East Main Street. During the traffic stop, the driver, identified as 27 year old Luis Vega from Southbridge was seen trying to throw a bag containing a powdery substance into the glove compartment.
When officers investigated further they found two other larger baseball sized bags also containing a white powder believed to be cocaine.
Vega was placed under arrest and was also found to be in the possession of $689.
Police say the cocaine weighed at approximately 240 grams with a street value of $7500.
Vega told police that while he was in the drive thru lane at Burger King on East Main Street, the car in front of him dropped the powdery substance out onto the street, so he picked it up.
Vega was transported to the Webster Police Department where he was charged with speeding and trafficking in cocaine over 100 grams.
His bail was set at $10,040 and was arraigned at Dudley District Court on Tuesday, July 24th.