An Oceanside Police Officer made a surprising discovery during a traffic stop on Thursday—finding more than a million dollars worth of drugs inside the suspect vehicle.
Ricardo Lujan, 44, a resident of San Ysidro, was arrested and charged in federal court in connection to the drug bust.
During a traffic stop around 12:40 a.m. on Harbor Drive in Oceanside, an officer found methamphetamine and cocaine hidden in the floorboards, center console, door panels and other areas of the vehicle.
Approximately 89.50 kilograms of cocaine and 68.90 kilograms of methamphetamine were found during the search.
The officer had noticed that Lujan was driving a vehicle with expired tags and stopped him, according to U.S. Attorney's Office. A Border Patrol K-9 alerted law enforcement of the narcotics.
When agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration and the San Diego Narcotics Task Force searched Lujan's car, they found 99 packages filled with cocaine and 58 packages of methamphetamine.
The narcotics combined are worth more than $2 million.
Lujan is expected to appear in court again on Friday.