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Friday, April 21, 2017 1:00 am

Kilo of cocaine recovered after traffic stop

JAMIE DUFFY | The Journal Gazette

The alleged dealer had a kilo of cocaine he could sell for “33.” In drug lingo, that was $33,000. 

After a traffic stop at East Washington Boulevard and Fairview Avenue around 11:20 a.m. Monday, Fort Wayne police vice unit officers and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency located that kilo wrapped in clear plastic.

It was sealed tightly inside a white plastic bottle labeled MAG 1 vehicle brake fluid. The bottom of the bottle had been cut out, but it didn't fool the officers.

A police dog sniffed it under the front passenger seat of a white Honda station wagon, according to court documents.

Inside the car was Luis Carrera-Silva, of Hammond, who had driven to Fort Wayne on Monday to sell the drug, along with accomplices. Carrera-Silva was the one who had exchanged text messages with a confidential informant, court documents said.

Carrera-Silva arrived at the meeting point in Fort Wayne in a black Saab.

As law enforcement suspected, the drug tested positive for cocaine. Actual weight of the package was 1.29 kilos or nearly 3 pounds, court documents said.

Federal authorities have an arrest warrant out for Carrera-Silva, charging him with dealing in cocaine.

Carrera-Silva is charged in U.S. District Court with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine.

His arrest is part of an ongoing investigation, court documents said.