A North Carolina man has been jailed and charged with trafficking cocaine after a Thursday afternoon traffic stop on I-85 northbound near Hamilton Mill Road.
According to Georgia State Patrol spokesman Gordy Wright, Gabino Benitez Correa, 43, of Snow Hill, N.C., was traveling north on I-85 near exit 120 at approximately 4 p.m. when he was stopped by a trooper.
The trooper asked for consent to search Correa’s red Honda. Correa agreed. During the search, the trooper found a hidden compartment containing 10 kilos of suspected cocaine.
Correa fled the scene on foot while the search was taking place, but was apprehended by other troopers.
Wright said Correa was transported to the Gwinnett County Jail and has been charged with trafficking cocaine.