A routine traffic stop Friday night turned into a $1 million cocaine bust for the Pennsylvania State Police, according to a criminal complaint.
Kevin Martin, 55, of Blakemore St. in Philadelphia, has been charged with drug manufacturing, possession and delivery and related counts after a state trooper pulled over his U-Haul truck on I-95 for failing to signal a lane change on Sept. 20, according to police.
During the traffic stop, appeared to be over talkative and nervous, the report says. The trooper gave Martin a written warning and began to walk away, then returned and asked to search the truck, police say. Martin consented, and the truck was moved off the interstate at the Bridge St. exit.
According to the affidavit, a crate was removed from the truck and opened, showing two cardboard boxes. Troopers removed one of the boxes, opened it and dug through a large amount of spray insulation to pull out a brick-shaped object, the report says.
Police say a field test was conducted and came back positive for cocaine. Martin was taken into custody and the truck was taken back to the Pennsylvania State Police's Trevose Barracks for further investigation. According to the criminal complaint, 10 kilograms of cocaine with a total value of $1 million were removed from the truck.
Martin has been confined to Bucks County prison in lieu of 10 percent of $2 million bail. A preliminary hearing before Bensalem District Judge Leonard Brown has been tentatively scheduled for Oct. 2.