It was about 3:45
p.m. on Wednesday afternoon when law enforcement
officers observed a white Buick roll through a
stop sign at the intersection of Stone Avenue
and Emporia Road in Pierson. Officers pulled the
car over to investigate, and quickly learned
that the man behind the wheel, 23-year-old
Gisifredo Serrano, was driving without a
license. Then they asked for permission to
search the vehicle, and Serrano agreed.
When officers popped
the trunk to take a look inside, they found
approximately 74 pounds of cocaine. The drugs
were packaged for distribution in 40 separate
bricks of cocaine, some stuffed into a plastic
trash bag, others in a backpack and still more
in a cardboard box. The drugs have an estimated
street value of $1 million. Serrano was charged
with trafficking in cocaine and transported to
the Volusia County Branch Jail in Daytona Beach.
He was additionally cited for driving without a
valid license and violation of a traffic control
Serrano, who lives
in Pierson, is being held without bond.