CHP Merced says, Talk about going Cuckoo with Cocoa Puffs


On March 28, at approximately 3:00 pm, a CHP Merced Area Officer was traveling northbound on State Route 99 at Le Grand Road when he made an enforcement stop on a 2012 Toyota Camry for violation of 26708(a)(1)  (dark windows) of the California Vehicle Code.

Upon contacting the solo occupant of the vehicle, the officer observed several indicators of criminal activity. Probable cause to search the vehicle was developed during the course of the enforcement contact.

A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed three cereal boxes, each containing one kilogram of cocaine. The driver of the vehicle 44-year-old Jose Cardenas out of Modesto was arrested and booked into Merced County Sheriff’s Office Jail.

The average price of a kilogram of cocaine is $28,000. Broken down and sold per gram, each cereal box would be worth $80,000. These might be the most expensive cereal boxes in the world.

Great job CHP Officers!

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