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Calif. couple busted in Platte County for possession of 13 pounds of cocaine

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Marcos V. Gonzalez and Lorena Bustos, arrested for possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute.

PLATTE COUNTY, Mo. — Platte County Sheriff’s deputies seized 13.30 pounds of suspected cocaine during a traffic stop on March 16.

Deputies stopped a van south of I-29 at I-435 east for traffic violations. During a search of the vehicle, officers found what they believed to be cocaine in duffel bags in the back of the truck. The estimated value of the suspected cocaine was approximately $595,000.

Marcos V. Gonzalez, 36, and Lorena Bustos, 38, both from California, were arrested for possession of narcotics with intent to distribute.

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