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Cocaine In XBox 360: Carlos Valenzuela Had Drugs Inside Video Game, Texas Police Say (PHOTOS)

Posted: 05/07/2012 11:31 am Updated: 05/07/2012 11:31 am

Carlos Valenzuela
It was game over for Carlos Valenzuela when police caught him allegedly smuggling cocaine inside an Xbox 360.

As if video games weren't addictive enough.

Authorities in Texas arrested a man on Thursday after a routine traffic violation led to the discovery of an XBox 360 packed with two large bricks of cocaine.

Police pulled over Carlos Valenzuela, 42, around 6:20 p.m. in El Paso after the suspect failed to signal 100 feet before making a right turn.

"While talking to the driver, deputies saw he was extremely nervous as he kept looking at a bag that was located on the passenger's seat of the vehicle," according to a statement by the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.

Police obtained a warrant and searched Valenzuela's light blue, older model Mercedes Benz. Inside, they found an XBox 360 gaming console containing two brick-like bundles of cocaine wrapped in "heavy duty foil paper," police said. A third
package sealed in brown packing tape also tested positive for the drug.

The three bundles weighed approximately four pounds, officials said.

Valenzuela is charged with delivery of a controlled substance.

His bail was set at $25,000.

Earlier on HuffPost:

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  • Two cocaine bricks found inside an Xbox 360 allegedly belonging to Carlos Valenzuela of El Paso.

  • Two cocaine bricks found inside an Xbox 360 allegedly belonging to Carlos Valenzuela of El Paso.

  • Carlos Valenzuela, arrested Thursday when police say they found two bricks of cocaine inside an Xbox 360.



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