Traffic stop leads to cocaine arrest
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NAPLES, Fla - A Miami man is in Collier County Jail after sheriff's deputies say they found 22 pounds of cocaine during a traffic stop.
According to deputies, Francisco Gato Jr. was stopped for having dark tinted windows.
During the stop officers determined that Gato, 62, has a history of drug offenses stemming back 30 years.
During a search of the vehicle a K-9 unit made a positive hit and led to officers to discover the cocaine in a gym bag in the rear hatch.
The cocaine is valued at $350,000.
Gato was charged with trafficking cocaine.