ANDOVER (CBS) – State Troopers made a huge drug bust in Andover on Friday.

Troopers from the Essex County D.A.’s Drug Task Force pulled over a Dodge Durango being driven by
Jose Martinez, 51, of Andover around 1 p.m. on Route 495 Northbound in Andover.

Inside the SUV, police say they found 48 kilos of cocaine.

The drug seizure comes after a three month investigation that was targeting Martinez. Martinez is charged with trafficking cocaine.

He will be arraigned in Lawrence District Court on Monday.

“This investigation and arrest has taken a large quantity of drugs off the street,” District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett said. “I commend the hard work and diligence of the detectives involved.”


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