A Sandy Springs police officer making a routine traffic stop ended up making a $1 million and drug bust instead.
The incident happened Nov. 12 at about 2 p.m. in the afternoon when an officer was making a business check at a gas station on Dunwoody Place at about 2 p.m. when he noticed a black 2012 Nissan Altima parked in front of nearby restaurant. He decided to run the tag number of the car and learned the car had a suspended registration, according to a police report.
The officer conducted the traffic stop and arrested the driver, Oswaldo Alberto Villegas, 26, for driving a car with a suspended registration. The officer called for a tow truck to impound the vehicle and began to search the car when the passenger, Israel Arriga-Geron, 30, motioned toward the trunk, according to the report.
Inside the trunk were two large Coleman coolers and Huggies diaper cartons. Inside the coolers and cartons were large amounts of illegal drugs, the report states. Arriga-Geron was also arrested.
Capt. Mike Lindstrom said the value of the drugs is roughly $1 million.
(Photos Sandy Springs Police Department)