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Police: Man arrested for cocaine in gas tank

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A Florida man is in jail accused of smuggling cocaine into Louisiana.

On February 22, 2018, at 10:45 A.M., detectives with the Combined Anti-Drug Task Force  (C.A.T.) Criminal Patrol Unit conducted a traffic stop on a 2006 Kia on Interstate 10 in Sulphur for a traffic violation, according to Deputy Chief Mark Kraus, spokesman for the Lake Charles Police Department.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as Kavin Dwayne Grandison, a current resident of Pensacola, Florida. Detectives issued Grandison a ticket and asked for permission to search the vehicle suspecting the presence of contraband, stated Kraus. The driver declined consent and a police K-9 was used to conduct a free air sniff around the exterior of Grandison's vehicle.  Detectives say while conducting a free air sniff, police K-9 "Rambo" showed a positive response to drug odor coming from the vehicle. Detectives searched the vehicle and located 12.2 pounds of cocaine inside the gas tank of the vehicle. 

Grandison was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Parish Jail on charges of possession of CDS II (cocaine) over 400 grams.  

A bond has not been set at this time. 

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