HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) - Hampton Police call it one of the biggest drug busts in the history of the city. They seized five kilos of cocaine during a traffic stop Thursday.
"We had received information that narcotics distributors and dealers were running drugs on Interstate 664 near 64," Sergeant Jason Price with the Hampton Police Division said.
The division's Special Investigation Unit pulled over a Lincoln Town Car just after 8 p.m. Friday.
"It was a defective equipment stop which means there was a light out or some sort of equipment issue with the vehicle," Price added. "It's a pretty routine traffic stop, but that doesn't routinely lead to this type of arrest."
During the traffic stop, a police K-9 detected narcotics. A search of the vehicle turned up five kilos of cocaine in the trunk, worth $500,000 on the street, according to Price.
Driver 37-year-old Manzais Givens of Hampton was arrested and charged with one count of possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute. Officers are trying to figure out where the drugs came from.
"All the kilos are stamped with 'NOKIA,' but we don't know why," Price said. "[Detectives] still have to do some investigative to work to see."
As part of this investigation, detectives later searched a 2010 Toyota Camry in the 2000 block of Nickerson Boulevard and seized $400,100 found inside the car.
Givens remains in the Hampton City Jail.
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